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Tuesday, October 29 • 16:20 - 16:55
Finding Diversity, Tales From a Founder who Stopped Fitting in and Found Purpose. - Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars

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It was the late 90's and this self-ascribed one-room school teacher saw the opportunity to teach inner-city young adults programming when most workforce organizations were focused on the digital divide and computer repair. Sandee saw that IT was inherently about solving problems and building solutions and asked the question, "what if we taught programming and soultions building AND leadership developement in the same frame. The outcome was the first technology and leadership bootcamp in Chicago. Today i.c.stars is in 3 cities and continues its growth trajectory of developing technology and community leaders from a diversity launchpad.


Sandee Kastrul

President and cofounder, i.c.stars
Sandee is the proud president and chief hope officer of i.c.stars, a workforce development organization and a social enterprise. I.c.stars exists to develop change-driven individuals to excel in technology careers and effect change as community leaders. Sandee is also a board member... Read More →

Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:20 - 16:55
St. Clair 3
  • Session Slides Included Yes