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Reentry to the community after incarceration can be hard. Home to Stay fairs can help.

July 11, 2019

i.c.stars Milwaukee participates in Home to Stay reentry job fair.

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Stand Together Fdn, University of Notre Dame Pilot Impact Study Includes i.c.stars

July 1, 2019

As part of the Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst Network, i.c.stars has been selected to participate in an impact pilot conducted by the University of Notre Dame.

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Chicago Inno Features Salesforce Investment in i.c.stars and CPS

June 18, 2019

Chicago Inno Features Salesforce Investment in i.c.stars and CPS.

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Salesforce.org Invests $1 Million in Chicago Education & Workforce Development

June 17, 2019

Salesforce.org features i.c.stars partnership as part of their larger investment in Chicago education and workforce development.

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Strada Institute for the Future of Work report features i.c.stars

January 29, 2019

Strada Institute for the Future of Work report On-ramps to Good Jobs features i.c.stars as a case study of “innovative programs that serve as an engine of upward mobility”.

Chicago Crain's Business: i.c.stars among Chicago-area nonprofits receiving an investment from Charles Kock-led group

January 30, 2019

i.c.stars among Chicago-area nonprofits receving an investment from Charles Kock-led group, as reported in Chicago Crain’s Business.

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Forbes Features Article on Apprenticeships Authored by i.c.stars and Accenture

January 22, 2019

Forbes features article on tech apprenticeships, written by i.c.stars and Accenture and highlighting their partnership.

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Stand Together Announces Funding - including Grant to i.c.stars - To Break Barriers To Work for Jobless Americans

January 18, 2019

Stand+Together announces $3.55 million - including a Grant to i.c.stars - to break barriers to work for chronically jobless Americans. i.c.stars is currently part of their Catalyst cohort for high-performing nonprofits.

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Salesforce Mentions i.c.stars Partnership in Chicago Expansion Announcement

November 30, 2018

Salesforce company press release mentions i.c.stars partnership in their announcement to expand in Chicago.

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Sandee Kastrul Honored as Social Entrepreneur in Digital Diversity Network's Annual Innovation & Inclusion Awards

November 6, 2018

i.c.stars President and Co-Founder Sandee Kastrul recognized as a Social Entrepreneur Honoree in Digital Diversity Network’s annual Innovation & Inclusion Awards.

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