“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.
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.