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  

7 people found this review helpful

We have hired i.c.Stars students in the past, and have found they are extremely motivated and quick learners thus has nicley provided support and programming to our business needs around soical and web content.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my comnpany and network

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market the organziation to largers markets

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

being able to make a differnece in the lives of fellow Chicagians.

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

Management volunteers clients sponsors

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

change the lifes in a positive way for 1000s of young adults but introduing them to the techology and leadership fields

Ways to make it better...

none

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding to expand

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I'm glade I'm a part of the organization in many ways - sponsor, support, volunteer and board member

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I've been on the board of i.c.stars for ten years. I am constantly amazed at how many lives have been fundamentally changed for the better.

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

working with the dedicated interns, staff and volunteers.

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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