Employment & Training

Community Training Ventures and Employment Opportunities

Each of these unique opportunities provide vocational training and employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Dine & Dash Lunch Program

Dine & Dash is a community-based lunch program which provides individuals with vocational training and employment opportunities in food services. This community outreach program is a collaborative effort between Denison University, First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Ohio and SPARK. This hot and nutritious lunch is offered at no charge on a weekly basis. Learn More

Inspiration Station

Inspiration Station is an interactive toy store featuring a creative play area, puppets and puppet workshops, train documentaries and a snack bar. Participants receive training in the many facets of retail. Many of the items for sale at the store are the result of the creative minds and craftsmanship of the employees. Learn More

La Tea Da

La Tea Da is a traditional English tea room that serves hot beverages and traditional tea foods such as: cakes, finger sandwiches, muffins and scones. Learn More

Studio SPARK

Studio SPARK is a community based art studio open to the public and employs individuals to create works of wonderfully unique pieces of art. We encourage members of the community to rent the space and create art alongside the SPARK artists. Learn More

Headquarter Location:
119 W. Broadway
P.O. Box 298
Granville, OH 43023
Phone: (740) 587-0200

Transition to Work

Transition to Work is a summer program geared to provide instruction and experience to transitional aged students (ages 14-19). Students attend a five week session that will provide them with the opportunity to develop skills and discover opportunities for meaningful community employment. The TTW program offers two (2) session tiers: Tier 1 Individuals will be [...]

Employment Strategies

  SPARK Employment Strategies is a community integrated transition and vocational training program which provides job development and placement. We believe in the Employment First initiative and provide the necessary supports for individuals to be successful in their employment endeavors and in the community. SPARK Employment Strategies services are available to individuals in the following [...]

Professional Apparel

SPARK Employment Strategies is home to SPARK’s Professional Apparel shop. At SPARK Professional Apparel you will find items you need for interviews as well as for employment. The clothing ranges from business professional to business casual. Community members seeking employment can obtain a voucher at one of our designated locations. Vouchers can be used to [...]

Inspiration Station

Inspiration Station is an interactive toy store where Individuals with Developmental Disabilities are trained and employed to work in a community based retail environment. In addition to gently used toys and handcrafted items, Inspiration Station features a creative play area, puppets, and a snack bar. Stop by to see our train documentaries and ask about [...]

Studio SPARK

Studio SPARK is a community based art studio where wonderful art pieces are created by our artists. We offer an after school art program for school age students. Additionally, community members are encouraged to rent the studio for painting parties and encouraged to visit and create art alongside our artists. Please call for details. Studio SPARK 110 [...]

La Tea Da

La Tea Da is a traditional English tea room established by SPARK LLC. In addition to hot tea, La Tea Da serves traditional formal tea accompaniments such as: scones, cakes, muffins, and our signature finger sandwiches. La Tea Da Phone: (740) 587-0200

Dine and Dash

Dine & Dash is a community based lunch program that provides Individuals with hands-on experience in vocational training and employment opportunities in food services. SPARK, Denison University, and First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Ohio have collaborated to provide this outreach program that services a hot and nutritious lunch to community members every week. Complimentary Lunches [...]