ICI is an organization who has serviced the city of Chicago since 1972. Their mission is to present the living Christ, primarily to unchurched, inner city children and youth, to disciple them and integrate them into a local church. ICI works with children and teens in urban neighborhoods where the challenges of daily life severely affects their ability to pursue healthy and happy childhoods. They develop programs where kids can feel safe, be engaged in wholesome activities, build healthy relationships, expand their self-worth, and develop the life skills they need to move confidently toward a better future.
About Ricky & Tiffany
Ricky and Tiffany Diaz met serving at ICI. Ricky was born and raised in Humboldt Park and grew up attending the ICI programs in his neighborhood. When he reached the age of 16, he transitioned from attendee to an employee of the organization. Following high school, Ricky attended Moody Bible Institute where he studied Urban Ministry. Today he works as the Cicero Center Manager, and is married to Tiffany who was born and raised near the cow farms of Southwest Pennsylvania. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2010 with a degree in Urban Ministries and has been working full-time at ICI with elementary kids since 2012.