The annual agreement provides financial sponsorship and community engagement to i.c.stars Chicago through the funding of events, volunteering on Board and Advisory committees, hiring of i.c.stars program graduates, and the technical mentoring of i.c.stars students.
January 9, 2023 – Red Foundry, a leading provider of software design, development, and digital product innovation services in the Chicago area, today announced the renewal of a sponsorship agreement with i.c.stars. For over 22 years, i.c.stars has been developing future IT and community leaders through their innovative and intensive project-based training programs designed to develop the business and technical skills of program participants.
“We are honored to have worked closely with i.c.stars over the last 12 years, and excited to build on that relationship by reaffirming our commitment to i.c.stars and renewing our sponsorship. We are also excited to apply our commitment to IT community engagement through the hiring of i.c.stars graduates. We look forward to contributing to their ongoing national expansion and assisting with the delivery of their mission to talented IT professionals,” commented Rich Linden, Red Foundry Partner and i.c.stars Board Member.
“With Red Foundry, it’s more than just financial support. Red Foundry employees advocate for our mission, mentor our students, volunteer on committees and support i.c.stars in our community by expanding our network of IT executives”, said i.c.stars Chicago Managing Director Amanda Hogan. “We are so thrilled to continue this partnership.”
About Red Foundry:
Red Foundry is a digital product design and development consulting firm. Founded in 2009, and led by seasoned business and technology executives, we help our clients “Innovate, Transform, and Launch Their Business” by creating award-winning custom native, web-responsive, and cross platform web and mobile applications. Utilizing our product-optimized methodology, we work with established corporations to design and build web and mobile products that support their digital transformation, and we partner with entrepreneurs and early stage startup ventures to launch their technology-enabled business. For more information, visit: www.redfoundry.com, or call 888.406.1099.
Formed in 1998, Inner-City Computer Stars (“i.c.stars”) is an educational and workforce development organization offering technology training, leadership development, and career readiness to inner-city young adults. Using project-based learning and full-immersion teaching, i.c.stars helps break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, of limited horizons, and dead-end jobs. It also helps companies fill the growing number of tech positions while addressing the need for greater diversity in the tech sector. i.c.stars nurtures leaders who stay connected to their neighborhoods and build stronger communities. i.c.stars delivers training in Chicago, Milwaukee (opened in 2018), and will open in Kansas City in 2023. For more information, visit: http://www.icstars.org.