ICT is fortunate to partner with vibrant and engaged community partners to deliver youth development programs in Minneapolis:
USTA Foundation/National Junior Tennis & Learning – ICT is a Level Four Chapter of National Junior Tennis & Learning, an organization launched by Arthur Ashe. Part of the USTA Foundation, the NJTL mission is to bring tennis and education together to change lives.
USTA Northern Section – ICT partners with USTA Northern on everything from Ten and Under Tennis instruction to adult leagues and tournaments. ICT is a Community Tennis Association (CTA) and works closely with USTA Northern to evolve our programming to meet the needs of our community.
Bdote Learning Center – InnerCity Tennis delivers our Kidspeed curriculum and ACE program to students at this K – 3 Dakota and Ojibwe immersion school in Minneapolis. ICT first partnered with Bdote Learning Center in the fall of 2014.
Carlson Family Foundation / Rainbow Research - Through the generosity of one of our core funding partners, the Carlson Family Foundation, ICT is honored to work with the talented and professional staff of Rainbow Research to evaluate our programs.
Head Start (Fraser) / Head Start (McKnight) – ICT delivers our Kidspeed curriculum at Head Start Fraser and McKnight locations. Head Start is ICT's longest running collaborative partner (ICT has run programs at their sites for over 10 years).
Minneapolis Community Education – ICT partners with MCE to deliver our Tennis and ACE curricula in three MCE Out-of-School Time programs – Lyndale Elementary, Bancroft Elementary and Hmong International Academy.
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board – ICT’s facility, the Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center is located at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. ICT works with the MPRB each summer to schedule lessons on MPRB outdoor tennis courts across the city of Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Public Schools – ICT delivers Kidspeed, Tennis Fundamentals and ACE to schools in the MPS system – Lyndale, Bancroft, Hale, Pillsbury and Lake Nokomis Elementary Schools, as well as Hmong International Academy. At four of these schools, we work specifically with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Senior Tennis Players Club (STPC) – ICT partners with STPC, welcoming Senior Tennis players at a discounted rate all year long. Nearly 20 percent of our active volunteers are STPC members. Together, ICT and STPC have developed SWELL on Court (Senior Wellness) to promote access to the lifelong sport of tennis as a way to stay healthy and active.