INNER-CITY COMPUTER STARS FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.93 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 212 W Superior St Ste 300 Chicago IL 60610 USA

Mission: i.c.stars was formed in 1999 to develop 1,000 Community Leaders by 2020. We are a non-profit organization in Chicago for adults with a high school diploma or GED. Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, i.c. stars provides an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology.
Results: We are now in our 21st internship cycle. We see over 400 applicants to fill 10 slots per cycle. We have 145 Alumni to date. The average earning increase of our alumni is 200%. There are over 700 Active Volunteers. The program grew by 57% in the 2009 fiscal year. 81% of our alumni are working in technology. We have over 100 Community Partnerships.
Geographic areas served: Chicago, IL
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-4253411
p (312) 244-3779
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I am a long-time volunteer with i.c. stars* and can say that it is truly one of the world's best run and most visionary charities. i.c. stars* nurtures community leaders and lets them see that they can be positive, impactful agents of change.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand. Make a difference in many other cities in the US and globally.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

i. c. stars is a top quality organization that offers real-world experience in a "life-classroom" setting, where driven individuals are given exposure to the world of IT through actual business acquisition, RFP responses, SDLC and solution delivery. I've had the privilege of speaking to quite a few individuals who graduated from the program as well ask knowing several of the founding members and current leadership team. I have found ALL of them to be extremely exceptional individuals who truly strive to make a difference. Whether you have experiences to share with hungry minds, real opportunities that require agile minds and solid solutions, or whether you are interested in giving back to the community in a way that is truly rewarding, I would highly recommend contacting i.c. stars to learn more about this organization

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how seriously all the graduates take the experience and how successfully they are after graduation. Even as alums, most past cycle members stay very involved and committed to this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Amazing, empowering, and innovative place that changes people's lives. I am always and constantly impressed with their clear vision and their drive to succeed. I know they are well on their way.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm, Kind, and Team Players

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the face of Chicago

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Role: Volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with IC Stars for over 8 years now and it is truly one of the best progroams I have ever been involved with. Talk about an organization who "pays it forward". I can't say enough good things about IC Stars and what they have done for our community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how it has evolved over the years. It is amazing to see what a small group of people were able to accomplish in a short period of time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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