Inner City Alumni Network

Empowering and serving alumni of ICIC’s Urban Business Initiatives

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About ICAN

The Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN) provides ICIC’s 8,000 program alumni across the U.S. and Canada with ongoing learning and professional development opportunities, visibility and recognition, and a network through which they can explore contracting and collaboration opportunities.

Since 2022, ICAN has launched seven local chapters in D.C., Boston, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area. These chapters are overseen by dedicated Alumni Steering Committees, whose members play a key leadership role in strengthening the alumni community.

Joining our esteemed ICAN Steering Committees opens doors to a plethora of benefits, including heightened visibility within the network, priority consideration for speaking engagements, coveted invitations to exclusive networking events, and VIP access to our Annual Conference, which will be held December 11-12, 2023 in Miami.

Alumni Stories

Blaisdell’s Business Products

Blaisdell’s Business Products has been delivering office supplies and support to communities for over 70 years. What originally started as a small retail shop has flourished into a multi-million-dollar e-commerce business focused on supporting the needs of other local businesses. Blaisdell’s is woman-owned, family-operated, and certified green with a corporate headquarters currently in Oakland, California. Blaisdell’s is a seven-time winner of ICIC’s Inner City 100 program and a valued member of our network of small businesses.

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