Serving local governments to address community resilience needs in

  Climate Adaptation

Become part of a cohort of 135 Fellows throughout California, Colorado, and Washington making an impact in local communities!

Need help with a sustainability or social impact project in your community? Apply to receive support from a Fellow!

What is CivicSpark?

CivicSpark is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments in California, Washington, and Colorado to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. The CivicSpark program is administered by CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission).

What is a CivicSpark Fellow?

Each year, CivicSpark recruits 100+ emerging leaders who are interested in gaining professional experience in the community resilience field and developing technical skills, all while creating a meaningful and lasting impact in their service community. During the 11-month service year, CivicSpark Fellows will complete research, planning, or implementation projects that provide the support public agencies need to advance their resilience initiatives. Interested in learning more about becoming a CivicSpark Fellow? Visit our FAQ page or, attend one of our upcoming informational webinars.

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100+ CivicSpark Fellows

Each year, CivicSpark hires 100+ Fellows to implement targeted projects to support local governments.

100+ Initiatives

Each year, Fellows work on over 100 capacity building initiatives to help public agencies better respond to climate, water, housing, and mobility needs.

3 Western States

CivicSpark offers opportunities in California, Colorado, and Washington starting 2022.

Our Impact

CivicSpark Fellows assist in many ways to build local government capacity to respond to pressing community resilience issues.

Our Projects

CivicSpark Fellows focus on a range of climate change, water, housing, and mobility projects. The video to the left shows an example of a project from the 2017-18 cohort year.

The Fellow Application for the 23-24 Service Year is now live!

Are you interested in gaining experience with critical environmental or social equity issues while working hands-on with local governments and nonprofits? If so, the CivicSpark AmeriCorps program may be for you! Apply today! If interested in learning more, register to attend an upcoming informational webinar.

Upcoming Application Deadlines – May 12th, Priority

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