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Social Enterprise Announcement

i.c.stars to Launch Social Enterprise and New Training Program

i.c.stars |* Interns and Alumni Show Schools Some Love

Authored by Beatrice Elizalde and Davis Castillo Jr.

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Cycle 22 says "Take that Geek Week!!!" On to the next one...

Hear Ye!
Hear Ye!

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A constellation you should know... by Lucy Gray

This blog post has been sitting on my computer’s desktop for a few weeks now…. I’m finally getting around to telling you about a great week I had at the end of May.

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India Trip Winners!

Hello Everyone-

The winners of this incredible opportunity are:

Sherita Whitiker
Brandies Dunagan
Alfredo Pantoja

Congratulations Alumn!

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Derek Schmider Won XBOX at Chicago Code Camp on Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wow, Derek Schmider won a brand new XBOX at Chicago Code Camp on Saturday, May 1, 2010. We had fun and it was a great opportunity to learn, network and volunteer.

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i.c.stars to visit India!

Thanks to the legwork of volunteer/employer/sponsor Dave Patzwald, Infosys (www.infosys.com) is offering to cover the cost of i.c.stars to send 3-4 alu

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On strategic planning

Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America, remembers concluding at one point in a strategic planning exercise, “I am not going to read another overly detailed plan that tries to lay out what ev

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Carlton Hardy (Cycle 21) Technical 2010 Winner

Wow, Carlton Hardy is touching the stars by winning the 50 For the Future Technical Award. What will he touch next! I can not wait to see. Congratulation Carlton Hardy!!!!

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Day and the Life of Cycle 21 Interns

What a week!! Word can not begin to express all the experiences this week. Wow!!

*DirectTV and Free Cell Phones*

Happy Holidays to the entire i.c. stars family!

2009 was an interesting year of rapid changes and even faster adaptations. I wish everyone a happy, blessed start to the new year.

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Microsoft Elevate America

UPDATE: the training vouchers have all been allocated. What remains is certification exam vouchers.

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Alumni Involvement Campaign

Call to Action

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Network Assistance


Russ Kotz has sent you a message.

Date: 10/19/2009

Subject: Network Assistance

We have never had the pleasure of meeting but we have the i.c. stars Linked In group in common.

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iOpener 2009 Alumni Registration

Fellow Alums-

Do you want to attend iOpener for free?

We have created a great opportunity where you can attend the conference without paying the registration fee of $50.

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Application process and Job Description for Organizer position

Hello ALL,

Please review this information within the 12 hours, because I am planning to forward this to the i.c.stars alumni association. please repond back to this email with the go ahead.

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New Date to the social bowl

Hello All,

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AA Report

AA Report

Updates – cycle 19 finished up on the 29th of May, Alfredo Pantoja is official finish with all his requirements and now qualify for job placement.

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Geek Prom this Saturday June 13, 2009

Geeks, nerds, dorks — chances are, you didn’t attend your high school prom.

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Alumni Service Day Follow Up

PRESS RELEASE: Alumni Service Day
Submitted by Seth Harris on Wed, 2009-06-03 14:00.

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Chicago Cares 2009

If you are interested in volunteering at the Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, please register at:

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Alumni Service Day

PRESS RELEASE: Alumni Service Day
Submitted by T'wanna M. Walker on Thurs, 2009-05-28 08:00.

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Your Idea. Five Minutes. $5,000 in Cash Prizes.

Presenting the 2009 Whiteboard Challenge: June 16, 2009. Are you an entrepreneur with a product concept that just needs some recognition to take off?

Common Unity....

I thought this might be good for the new alumns/consultants/volunteers who are currently trying to re-organize the alumni organization, here is the vault alumni area.
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2009 Mother's Luncheon, Saturday May 17 at 2p.m.

Check back for more details!
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T.S. Baby Shower on Saturday, May 9 at 2p.m.

i.c.stars|* The Mother’s Network Celebrates A New Baby

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Bulls win in triple overtime!!!!

Joakim Noah steals the ball from Paul Pierce in the final OT.
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DePaul University Infromation Session schedule

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BDPA April Program Meeting

BDPA Chicago Chapter

A Measurable Impact

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