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About Us

Sparks Magazine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports a student-run publication and provides a mixed-media platform for the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community.

As a print publication, we give students the platform to become leaders on their campuses. These students publish the stories of people’s successes, struggles and realities, and give a voice to the underrepresented.

Online, we provide a universal platform to elevate APIA voices everywhere. Our content discusses social, cultural and campus-based APIA issues, and highlights notable people within the community.

Sparks History

2010

Kevina Lee establishes Sparks Magazine as a student organization at the University of Florida

2011

Sparks Magazine publishes its first issue and distributes copies to the public in a joint event with UF Asian Kaleidoscope Month

2012

Sparks Magazine hosts first release party for its third issue at the UF Arredondo Cafe, attracting approximately 200 attendees

2013

Kevina Lee and Jason Liu establish a National Board for Sparks Magazine with the goal to expand to more college campuses

2014

Sparks Magazine establishes its second chapter at the University of Central Florida

2016

Ricky Ly and L.A. Mabilangan join the Board of Directors for Sparks Magazine

2017

Sparks Magazine establishes its third chapter at the University of South Florida; Sparks Magazine is officially recognized as a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Our Mission

Tagline

Tagline

Redefining our history.

Purpose

Purpose

The purpose of Sparks Magazine is to foster understanding and appreciation of the Asian and Pacific Islander American experience.

Mission

Mission

The mission of Sparks Magazine is to provide a mixed-media platform to create content to engage in, develop and understand the Asian and Pacific Islander American experience.

Vision

Vision

The vision of Sparks Magazine is to become a resource for the Asian and Pacific Islander American community that steers the movement for social change.