Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, the Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation also known as i.c.stars, provides opportunities to break the cycle of poverty that limits inner-city, underserved adults. Through training in technology, in leadership and in business skills we prepare change-driven, inner city future leaders to develop skills in business and technology for high-level careers in information technology (IT) and to use systems thinking to affect civic change.
Our values define who we are – how we act, how we work each other and how we impact the communities we live in. They are the essence of what makes us stars. Our behavior is guided by five simple values –
Stewards: We’re committed to creating opportunity for others.
Teachers: We know that to learn and lead is the greatest form of justice.
Agents to Change: We invest in change and innovation, not charity.
Resilient: We’re strong, courageous and capable of overcoming adversity.
Solution Finders: We shape our future by solving problems in and with the community.