Achieving Certified Top Facilitator (CTF) recognition is quite an accomplishment. These skilled and professional facilitators have been working for one-three years with ToP mentors to assure focus and clarity of the competencies. At the time of assessment, they submit portfolios, client surveys, facilitator's observer assessments, and participate in interviews with assessors. CTFs are certified as demonstrating seven areas of competence essential to quality facilitation.
Stacy Daraio, Kathleen Paulo and Stephanie Hochman at the June graduation.
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.
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.
What do a court judge and a french chef have in common? It may seem strange, but taking a few moments to brainstorm commonalities between two unlike professions can stretch your creative muscles just enough to help lay the foundations for the breakthrough you have been hoping for.
On April 25th and 26th, community members, high school students from Francis W. Parker School, and a service platoon of veterans from The Mission Continues participated in an exciting and productive volunteer day at ICA GreenRise.
The volunteers worked on painting the 7th floor community hallway, cleaning and planting in the GreenRise parking lot, and preparing the rooftop garden.
The creativity, insight, and passion of the past 50 years of ICA’s community development work is overflowing in hundreds of filing cabinets at ICA GreenRise. This May, over 30 ICA colleagues in Chicago and globally spent two weeks wrestling with the question: “How can the wisdom of the past be harnessed and made accessible to new generations?” The archives room was alive with the sojourners reconnecting with each other and forging new connections with current ICA staff.