Our Story


Ignition Community Glass (ICG) was launched in January 2014 by a group of educators, artists, and social justice advocates committed to advancing racial equity in the arts. The core impetus of their vision was to leverage the power of hands-on glass making to foster positive youth development and offer Chicago youth from under-served communities access to this transformative art form.  Through its glass art programming, ICG strives to actively chip away at the color barrier in the arts and improve the quality of life of a population of youth who face significant obstacles in their daily lives.

ICG provides a bold, engaging space that builds confidence and promotes creativity and collaboration through dynamic hands-on glass art education enhanced by adult and peer mentorship.

For more information, visit Support Our Mission to see how you can help support the continuing efforts to impact change in a young person’s life through the power of glass art.