ICC offers multi-tiered teen programming to bring teens together as a community to give back, instill a strong sense of cultural pride, and offer an immersive and experiential education that will provide a lifelong connection
My Story Our Future Kickoff
Sunday, September 24
"Our stories don't exist in the archives. They exist in our families" -- Indra Nooyi
In August 2022, fifteen ICC teens began a journey that connected them to their families, friends, and shared heritage. In My Story Our Future oral history workshops run by UConn's Asia and Asian American Studies Institute, they mapped their families' migrations, learned that Asian American stories are missing from this country's archives, and they learned how to conduct oral histories. In February, Greenwich Historical Society celebrated their work with a public exhibit and opening reception attended by their families, friends, Indra Nooyi and Congressman Himes. The oral histories (available to the public on Spotify) they collected provided raw material for Connecticut's mandated K-12 AAPI curriculum and will create awareness of how South Asian Americans have contributed to the economic, cultural, social, and political development of Connecticut and the US.
The second cohort of My Story Our Future kicks off on Sunday, September 24. My Story Our Future consists of nine one-hour workshops over four months on Sundays at 5:00 pm -- 6 on Zoom and 3 in person -- taught by UConn's Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, a curatorial workshop conducted by Greenwich Historical Society curators and archivists, and an exhibit (on display for 2 weeks) and celebration in February.
My Story Our Future qualifies for community service.
Internships and Event Help
ICC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and offers teens the opportunity to earn community service. Teens can intern at All About India, ICC's children's programming, by offering hands-on assistance to teachers and children. They can also volunteer to assist with set-up, registration, and activities at events such as HoliFest and ICC Speaker Series. At ICC's gala, they can help with decor and guest check-in. Interested teens should email email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.