“I am 39 and I started going to ICI when I was 13. This place was the best thing that happened to me in my whole life.
It gave me incentive and something to look forward to when times were hard for me at home. My mother was a very sick woman physically and emotionally. I bared a tremendous amount of emotional abuse. She would use ICI as a punishment when she felt I was bad. When I couldn’t go it felt like my whole world lapsed. I so looked forward to coming for the refreshing news of the Lord and the kind-hearted staff that always reached out to make things feel safe. Camping was so much fun and all the games and crafts we did…
They would also perform little skits on Thursday night. They were so funny. As I am sitting here writing this I am in tears. I honestly truly miss this place so very much… I was there like 4 or 5 years. I think I was so heartbroken when we had to move away. Till this day I miss ICI so much. I wish I could go back in time and relive that part of my life. I love the songs they would sing…
l just wanna say that you do a wonderful job and God bless you so much for helping others come closer to God and giving a child hope. We never know what really goes on at home.”
-An ICI Alumni
October 10, 2017
ICI became a place where Brian could be a kid. Then it became so much more.
December 1, 2020
Along my journey, God put humble leaders in my life. Being around those people made me want to imitate them and I realized leadership isn’t about outward strength but about setting an example for others to follow.
May 1, 2020
Due to incredible and sudden economic hardship for the families of children we serve in Chicago and Cicero, Inner City Impact is providing weekly food assistance to 50 – 70 families in need. Our focus is on ICI families we know have economic hardship and families with which we have a long-standing, gospel-centered relationship.