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i.c.stars Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant for its Technology & Leadership Skills Training

Chicago—August 22, 2017 i.c.stars, technology workforce development nonprofit, today announced it has received a grant for $50,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motor

Executives from Grainger, TTX, and EC-United Join i.c.stars Board of Directors

Chicago—July 12, 2017 Technology workforce development nonprofit i.c.stars announced the addition of three directors to its board: Wheeler Coleman, chief executive officer and executive partner of EC

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i.c.stars Selected for Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Grant

Three-Year Program Will Advance Efforts to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs

i.c.stars |* Alumni Launch Entrepreneurial Social and Technology Ventures

i.c.stars Alumni Launch Entrepreneurial Social and Technology Ventures
Entrepreneurs and tech founders are latest in a long line of i.c.stars graduates driving innovation in Chicago

i.c.stars Receives PayPal Gives Grant for Its Technology, Business & Leadership Skills Training Program, Chicago

Chicago—December 20, 2016 Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation (i.c.stars), an organization that expands opportunities for underserved young adults, announced today that it has been awarded a $5,00

As Volunteer Tech Tutors, i.c.stars’ Interns Put Their Leadership Skills into Practice in North Lawndale

Chicago—November 7, 2016 For more than five years, the young adult participants of i.c.stars have served as volunteer technology tutors at New Age Services Corporation, a substance use and abuse re

$100,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation Supports i.c.stars Technology Training and Geographic Expansion

Chicago—September 7, 2016 Leading workforce development nonprofit Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation, known as i.c.stars, received a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support the grow

i.c.stars President & Co-Founder Sandee Kastrul Awarded Prestigious Chicago Community Trust Fellowship

Chicago—August 24, 2016 The Chicago Community Trust selected Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation (i.c.stars) President and Co-founder Sandee Kastrul as one of eight Trust Fellows of 2015.

i.c.stars Welcomes Gillian Downey as Chief Operating Officer

Silicon Valley and Bank of America executive lends considerable experience and talent to i.c.stars leadership team

i.c.stars Launches Enterprise Next, a Startup Training Program and Social Investment Fund

CHICAGO—April 4, 2016 Leading non-profit i.c.stars, which prepares inner-city young adults for tech jobs and community leadership, announced the launch of Enterprise Next, a startup training progra

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