Support Our Mission

Support Our Mission

Change someone’s future by sponsoring, partnering or donating and becoming an ICG Champion. Help spread the message that ICG is committed to leveraging the power of hands-on glass making to foster positive youth development and offer youth from Chicago’s under-resourced communities; and youth who traditionally have not had access to glass making, access to this powerful art form.

Through innovative community partnerships, students experiment and explore the glass arts under the guidance of artists who are both teachers and mentors.  Engagement in glass making requires collaboration, persistence, trust, discipline and focus.  It cultivates social emotional growth and STEAM skills in unique ways, offering a framework to increase student’s confidence and understanding of what they are fully  capable of.

Donations support program planning and development; materials, equipment, and supplies; studio rental and instructor costs; student scholarships; and, teaching artist professional development.

For inquiries on how you or your company/organization can get involved or how to DONATE please send emails to or send a direct message on the website at Contact Us.

If you’re an artist interested in mentoring and want to join the ICG team, please send emails to or send a direct message on the website at Contact Us.

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