Risetime Sponsors i.c.stars to Support Future Technology Leaders

Risetime, a leading Chicago IT services and solutions provider, is proud to announce our sponsorship of i.c.stars. i.c.stars is based in Chicago and provides opportunities for inner-city young adults to harness the strength of technology for social and economic leadership. Their one-of-a-kind professional training program works with a select group of individuals who are intrinsically driven to achieve personal and professional success. Entry into the program is highly competitive and participants experience rigorous project-based training.

“As an information technology firm doing business in Chicago for over twenty-five years, Risetime couldn’t have found a better organization to support than i.c.stars. We are equally invested in the development of local IT talent with which to serve our clients, so we are pleased to make this commitment to i.c.stars,” explained Chris Youngren, Vice President of Risetime.

“We are very excited to have Risetime join us, and truly appreciate the commitment they have made to support our educational programs. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Risetime,” said Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars President and co-founder.

About Risetime (www.risetime.com)
Since 1984, Risetime has been serving the needs of organizations looking for a strong partner to provide business and technology solutions and services. Headquartered in Chicago, Risetime focuses on providing a wide range of IT consulting services as well as business process management, content management, and web solutions.

About i.c. stars
i.c.stars was formed in 1999 to develop 1,000 Community Leaders by 2020. They are a non-profit organization in Chicago for adults with a high school diploma or GED. Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, i.c. stars provides an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology. Learn more: www.icstars.org

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010