The Start of an Adventure
The ICC was established in May of 2000 as a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Community House. Originally an offshoot of the Newcomers Club which had membership term limits at that time, the ICC was formed by a culturally diverse set of individuals who wanted to explore the Metro Detroit area's rich variety of cultures and cuisines, while also sharing their own backgrounds. The club has evolved over the years, but friendship and food have remained core values.
The ICC offers a warm and friendly environment where members gather to learn more about the cultures of the world by exploring the many experiences the Metro Detroit area has to offer and by sharing information about their own backgrounds, both from within and outside the United States. Cuisine is emphasized and members often meet at ethnically diverse restaurants or for cooking demonstrations. ICC members also frequently get together for presentations, exhibitions, foreign films and other activities that offer interesting cultural and personal enrichment opportunities.