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Causes: Employment, Job Training

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

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.