WE PUT TALENT TO WORK

Using project-based learning and immersion teaching, i.c.stars provides an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology.

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Covid-19 Update: i.c.stars’ training programs continue to operate virtually, supported by our remote teams. This includes video-based high teas, remote client project work, Geek Week and leadership workshops. Contact us at info@icstars.org with any questions.

Interested in applying for the training program? Sign up for a virtual info session or email recruitment@icstars.org. 

WHAT WE DO

i.c.stars provides a rigorous technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for underserved adults, connecting them with career opportunities through our social enterprise and partner organizations. Participants learn by doing; they build web based applications to solve client challenges – with coding, business, and leadership instruction provided along the way. They also gain the professional network needed to jumpstart their careers. 

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SUCCESS & IMPACT

For two decades, i.c.stars has seen the world as an intersection of two powerfully aligned aspirations—success and impact. Some young adults already have what it takes to excel in technology careers and to play leadership roles in their communities. How do we know this? We discovered that the qualities that lead to excellence in technology are closely linked to those associated with community leadership—namely, solutions orientation, resilience, collaboration, commitment, empathy, reciprocity, and accountability. Through our recruitment and selection methods and our field-based curriculum, we generate unparalleled results for both young adults and employers.

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Since inception, i.c.stars has engaged more than 10,000 employers – changing perceptions and practices around nontraditional talent. No other workforce development organization has of corporate network of this size. We leverage this network to build social capital for participants and alumni.

WE’RE GROUNDED IN OUR VALUES

They define how we work and how we live our lives.

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Stewards:
We’re committed to creating opportunity for others.

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Teachers:
We know that to learn and lead is the greatest form of justice.

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Agents to Change:
We invest in change and innovation, not charity.

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Resilient:
We’re strong, courageous and capable of overcoming adversity.

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Solution Finders:
We shape our future by solving problems in and with the community.

EVENTS

TechBash 2021

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Join us as CIOs, sponsors, and alumni take center stage for i.c.stars’ largest fundraising and networking event of the year!

i.c.stars iOpener Innovation Conference 2021

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CDT

Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

i.c.stars Milwaukee iOpener Innovation Conference & VIP Reception 2021

August 26 @ 4:30 pm - August 27 @ 10:00 am CDT

Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

icstars Milwaukee Seasons of Change event series insurance and equity

Join Milwaukee Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

i.c.stars Milwaukee Season of change event series tech, healthcare and access

Join Milwaukee Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

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Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

Looking for ways to get involved? Check out our Get Engaged page for more information on volunteering!