Nonprofit Spotlight: i.c.stars |* Milwaukee

411 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee (new location as of Nov. 1)
414-501-5296  |  milwaukee.icstars.org
Twitter: @icstarsmke

Year founded: 1999

Mission statement: i.c.stars creates equitable access to opportunity through technology job training and leadership development. Our mission is to provide opportunities for inner-city young adults to harness the strength of technology for social and economic leadership.

Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: Find talent, train talent, put talent to work.

Other focuses of your nonprofit organization: Business, leadership and technology training.

Number of employees at this location: Five (currently hiring two full-time positions by end of year)

Key donors: Dohmen Company Foundation, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Northwestern Mutual

Executive leadership: Sarah A. Dollhausen-Clark, general manager for Milwaukee; Sandee Kastrul, president and co-founder; Kevin McFall, chief operating officer; Elizabeth Feurrelo, chief revenue officer

Board of directors: Bill Caraher, chief information officer of von Briesen & Roper, s.c.; Holly Baumgart, vice president of information technology for Sargento Foods Inc.; Rebekah Kowalski, vice president of client workforce solutions for ManpowerGroup; James Hischke, senior director of tech advancement and outreach for Northwestern Mutual; Dale Mittelstaedt, president and chief innovation officer for Dohmen Company Foundation; Dale Egan, attorney, von Briesen & roper, s.c.; Brad Enneking, technology senior manager and vice president for Wells Fargo; Marie O’Brien, chief executive officer of Enterforce; and Julie Ragland, senior vice president and chief information officer of Navistar.

Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Yes, and committee members.

What roles are you looking to fill? Committee membership for: finance & operations; social enterprise, program, development, and marketing and events.

  • Ways the business community can help your nonprofit:
  • Professional clothing donations
  • Gift cards for gas and weekly bus pass donations
  • Mentoring interns for career readiness
  • Volunteers
  • Furniture donations for our new space

Key fundraising events:

  • iOpener Innovation Conference (annually in August)
  • Hack the Dream, January 2020 MLK Day

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