ICAN was founded in 1991 by a concerned citizen in Chandler, AZ. Henry Salinas was a humble man who saw gang violence taking over his neighborhood and decided to do something about it. Henry's initial investment of time and compassion to area teens has blossomed into a full-service youth center whose programs are still free to the Chandler community whom Henry held so dear, and now impacts youth, teens and their families.
For nearly 30 years, ICAN has remained dedicated to its mission to provide free, comprehensive programs that empower youth to be productive, self-confident, and responsible members of the community. ICAN's goal is to break the cycle of poverty, creating a new pathway for youth to achieve future success.