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.

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    Download a quick fact sheet about i.c.stars and contact information to engage with our organization. Download

     

  • Network

    The community supporting i.c.stars is 700 strong, including over 150 C-level executives who regularly attend our events.

     

  • Success Stories

    i.c.stars participants have an track record of success and making an impact in our communities. read more

     

  • “Companies employ CIOs, CEOs and CTOs, why not Chief Innovation Officers?”

    - Highlights of the 2010 iOpener Conference

    At i.c.stars we provide a rigorous technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for low-income adults, developing Chicagoland's most promising information technology talent with leadership goals and connecting them with career opportunities through our social enterprise and our partner organizations.

    Our social mission is central to our work. Our primary goal as a social enterprise is to further our mission and the profits earned through our business model support our training program. Working with low-income young adults, providing them with employment opportunities and preparing them for community-based advocacy allows us to achieve our social purpose.

    A Measurable Impact

    Initial placement rate:
    90%
    Industry retention rate:
    81%
    College attendance rate:
    55%
    Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
    72%
    Average 12-month earnings before program:
    $10,790
    Average 12-month earnings after program:
    $44,010

    Our events provide the primary source of income that funds our training program and helps us achieve our mission. We thank you for participating in helping us build our network!

    Summer Campus Interview Week
    When: Monday, June 26th, 2017
    Where: 415 N. Dearborn 3rd floor
    Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Is your company on the lookout for high quality, entry level talent for roles in business or technology positions?

    Consider interviewing the highly motivated men and women who have completed our rigorous technology...

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