BUILD A CONSTELLATION OF TALENT.

i.c.stars develops leaders through a robust training program for underserved young adults. Be the change you want to see in the tech industry.

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SHAPE THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECH LEADERS.

Committed to racial equity and social justice, i.c.stars drives change with education, training and opportunity. We provide underserved young adults with technology-based workforce development, community leadership training, internships and job placement.

With a pay-it-forward mentality, i.c.stars is shaping the next generation of community-minded technology leaders.

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BUILT FOR RESILIENT PROBLEM-SOLVERS.

i.c.stars is a highly selective program for people who love learning as much as they love tech. We’re looking for motivated problem-solvers who have overcome adversity and want to help other people.

TRAINING A NEW WORKFORCE.

We offer intensive training and a two-year practicum. Through project-based learning, our stars work in teams to solve a range of real-world problems. They work with our corporate partners to cultivate leadership skills, learn civics, and develop a community-first mindset.

99% of alumni volunteer with i.c.stars after they graduate.

PUTTING THOSE SKILLS TO WORK.

With their in-demand tech skills and real-world experience, our stars graduate ready to work and lead the way. Employers that hire stars lower their risk with candidates guaranteed to be great. They’re screened, trained, and prepared to meet your business needs.

10K+ employers have engaged i.c.stars, changing perceptions and practices around nontraditional talent.

EVENTS

Hack the Dream 2024 KC

Hack the Dream 2024

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm CST

 In recognition of Black History Month and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., what better time to have a celebration, continue the conversation and begin a collaboration that honors his legacy with Hack the Dream and TECHuity - where Social Justice, Health Equity and Technology collide! Purchase Event Ticket [...]

Hack the Dream 2024

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT

As we commemorate the legacy of Cesar Chavez, it's evident that his vision aligns closely with that of i.c.stars, particularly in three pivotal realms: Education. Leadership, and Community Impact.  Today we pay homage to his tireless efforts and applaud the ongoing initiatives aimed at advancing the forefront of technology. Leveraging our innovative resources, we [...]

Past Events

Chicago – 25th Anniversary Gala

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Come celebrate 20 years of i.c.stars with drinks, dancing and a one-of-a kind silent auction. Join i.c.stars board members, alumni, staff and supporters who have empowered us to code the future; creating jobs, leaders, and social justice in Chicago for two decades.

Capitalize on Wisconsin 2024

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

i.c.stars |* Capitalize on Wisconsin 2024 Thursday, May 09, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Bigger Venue ~ The Gage All-inclusive conference pass includes: *Buffet breakfast starting at 7:30 AM *Keynote speakers *Two interactive table discussions facilitated by our VIP table hosts *Two networking breaks *Visibility both at the event and on [...]

Capitalize on Illinois 2024

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Single Conference Pass Join CIOs, sponsors, and i.c.stars alumni for our first major conference of the year. This conference will focus on: The Future of Work: Building Technology, Culture and Community in a Hybrid World Listen to CIOs and technology experts speak on trends in the industry, engage in CIO-led breakout discussions, and network [...]

Hack the Dream 2024

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT

As we commemorate the legacy of Cesar Chavez, it's evident that his vision aligns closely with that of i.c.stars, particularly in three pivotal realms: Education. Leadership, and Community Impact.  Today we pay homage to his tireless efforts and applaud the ongoing initiatives aimed at advancing the forefront of technology. Leveraging our innovative resources, we [...]

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