In 2012, The Boeing Company awarded ICA $20,000 to support a summer internship project, during which interns worked on Phases I and II of Accelerate 77. The grant was instrumental in the success and implementation of Phase I and II of Accelerate 77, just as this 2013 award will help the ICA make significant progress on Phase III.
Phase III of Accelerate 77 includes community development and capacity building initiatives throughout Chicago, along with creation of new networks and communities of practice. One such network is the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network, aiming to connect communities and local leaders to inspire new ideas and practices through increased peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and collective action. The first gathering to give shape to the network and overall Phase III planning will take place at the ICA Greenrise Thursday, September 19, 2013.