We are an independent, community-led news organization that informs and mobilizes Millennial and Gen Z residents in the Central Valley. Using visual storytelling and social media, we aim to give you the facts and context you need to take action. uSpark covers stories with a focus on how young people can — and do — transform the places we care about.

We do have values as an organization that informs our reporting, including:

  • We deserve to live in healthy and safe neighborhoods.
  • We deserve a voice in decisions that affect us.
  • People of color and other marginalized groups deserve fair and accurate representation.
  • Young people’s voices should be represented.
  • Inform the public about avenues for civic engagement and community representation.
  • Fact check the independent reporting we share.
  • Cover topics, elections and politicians critically.

A special thank you to Aaron Frisby for providing photography for our website.