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ICA Releases Fifth City Video to Commemorate Fifth City Preschool 50th Anniversary!


In 1962, ICA established operations in Fifth City in Chicago's East Garfield Park community on the West Side of Chicago.


Two years later, Fifth City community members established the Fifth City Child Development Institute. This Saturday, July 26th, 9am-3pm, Fifth City Preschool will celebrate 50 years of providing early education to neighborhood children. 

Ruth Carter (1936-2013), the dynamic, former director of the Fifth City Preschool, will be honored as Trumbull Ave., near Fifth Ave., will be named honorary Ruth Carter Lane.  

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Sustainable Community Development Summer Program

This year marks the fourth consecutive summer ICA has hosted a program aimed to immerse university students in the arena of sustainable community development.  


This summer's Sustainable Community Development Intensive (SCDI) course was designed to complement academic coursework for students interested in pursuing a career in the field of community development.  


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Getting PHiT is a ToP Priority

Have you ever wondered how Technology of Participation (ToP)® is relevant to your field?


One sector where ToP is making an impact is public health, a field that has been subject to a number of significant changes over the past several years. 


To respond to policy changes such as the Affordable Care Act, public health professionals are increasingly required to be facilitative leaders. They must bring key partners together to maximize inclusion and authentic public engagement to address critical community health needs. 


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ICA Solar Unveiling - Fall 2014

After the installation of solar panels, ICA will host a celebratory event to share our success and story with the community! The ribbon-cutting for the ICA GreenRise rooftop solar panel project will occur in Fall 2014 on a date to be announced with City dignitaries, Uptown community members, and national stakeholders in attendance. Further celebration, reflections, and consideration of future implications will take place on the day afterwards with ICA colleagues.




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