Washington Partnership Opportunities

The CivicSpark Washington Partner Application is now open!

Partnership Details

CivicSpark follows strict requirements regarding the projects and partners we can support.

  • Fellows cannot be placed at for-profit organizations.
  • Fellows must implement projects or initiatives with a clear scope of work designed to build organizational capacity.
  • Partners must agree to follow all AmeriCorps requirements (see here for more information)

Learn more about our projects and impacts

In 2021 CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission) implemented a planning grant in Washington to explore the feasibility of expanding the program in the state. Through surveys, one-on-one outreach, and focus groups LGC identified key partners and collaborators. We are excited to announce that we are officially launching the program in Washington in Fall 2022.

CivicSpark is a national service program implemented by the CivicWell (formerly the Local Government Commission), dedicated to supporting organizations and local public agencies to address community resilience issues such as climate change, water resource management, housing, and mobility. As a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, we have recruited over 500 Fellows directly supporting local governments and organizations with over 800 community and climate resilience projects while serving as a career accelerator for emerging leaders.

How it Works

  • CivicSpark places highly motivated emerging leaders with local organizations for 11-months to support research, planning, and implementation projects for community resilience.
  • CivicSpark Fellows are AmeriCorps Members selected through a competitive national application process. Fellows have at minimum a college degree in a relevant field, as well as workplace and community service experience.
  • Public agencies, state agencies, Tribes, and non-profit organizations can contract directly to host CivicSpark Fellows.
  • Projects must support local public agency resiliency needs such as climate change adaptation or mitigation, affordable housing, energy efficiency, water management or policy, sustainable mobility, or rural broadband.





Please contact Mackenzie Bolger at mbolger@civicwell.org to discuss any additional questions.