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Ruth Carter


1936  –  2013

Alice Baumbach witnesses to the life of Ruth Carter.  





In 1962, ICA established operations in Fifth City in Chicago’s East Garfield Park community on the West Side of Chicago.

​Two years later, Fifth City community members established the Fifth City Child Development Institute. This Saturday, July 26th, 9am-3pm, Fifth City Preschool will celebrate 50 years of providing early education to neighborhood children.

Ruth Carter (1936-2013), the dynamic, former director of the Fifth City Preschool, will be honored as Trumbull Ave., near Fifth Ave., will be named honorary Ruth Carter Lane.

To commemorate this exciting milestone, the ICA has released, for the first time ever online, the Fifth City: A Decisional City video.  The ICA congratulates Fifth City Preschool for 50 years of outstanding community education.