Community Sparkplugs

“Sparkplugs” are community members with a passion to make things better. They are moms, dads, students, retirees, farmers, teachers, store clerks, kids, and entrepreneurs. Despite their differences, they have one thing in common – they would rather do something about a problem than complain about it. 

What is a Community Sparkplugs?

Are you or do you know an adult or young adult making changes in his/her community or school.  We'd like to hear about them. 


We are now taking Applications and Nominations for the 2020 Sparkplugs program. 

Are You a Sparkplug or Know a Sparkplug?

For more than 30 years, the Rensselaerville Institute has made it possible for communities to help themselves, chart their own course, fix their own problems and develop their own assets – including their leaders.  This approach goes beyond investing in community improvement to investing in community capacity and leadership. 

Community Sparkplugs

in Action!

750 Delaware Avenue, Suite 3

Delmar, New York 12054

Phone: 518.797.3783

Fax: 585-625-3698

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