The efforts of the Godhwani brothers, Gautam and Anil brought the Indian Community Center into existence in the first place. They are the earliest generation Indians as well as successful entrepreneurs, whose venture into non-profit world started with the establishment of the Indian Community Center. They were however supported by some other professionals and successful Indian American entrepreneurs to build and develop the Indian Community Center – ICC. Since the community is a voluntary organization, it is financially sponsored by community donations and membership fees. On the other hand, ICC has equally been funded by the government, corporate organizations and foundations, while there are a lot of volunteers providing different programs and services. As of today in North America, the Indian Community Center is the largest and one of its kinds.
The Indian Community Center has a lot of programs and services being offered members of the community. Among the services of the community are free extensive Senior, medical, Legal and career clinics programs. There are equally programs for the “Teens” to systematize and run the service project of the community.
Furthermore, ICC offers many programs for the benefit of the community such as Yoga, Bollywood Dance, Table Tennis, Fitness, GMAT, Language classes, Karaoke, Parent and Me, Music, Carom, and Kids’ Summer Camps among others.
With the facility provided in multiple places in Milpitas, people can have fun and have the opportunity of meeting other people, glance through Indian magazines and papers, enjoy delicious meal in the café, play cards, billiards, carom and chess for you to have a taste of shared community. If you have passion for exercise, the Indian Community Center provides a contemporary full-scale Fitness Center with 60 Cardio and Weight machines, Bollywood Aerobics, Tai-Chi, Personal Trainers, Spinning, Yoga and many more. A modern Banquet Center and Auditorium with the latest multimedia paraphernalia is also in place in addition to the facilities at the center.
The sophisticated facilities at the Malavalli auditorium have made it an excellent place for weddings, community concerts, corporate meetings, fundraising and conferences. This ultra modern auditorium is also the venue and place where Indian leaders and dignitaries come to meet with the Indian community. The good news about this center is that, it opens seven days in a week.
Contrary to people’s misconception that the community center is for the Indians only, the Indian Community Center which is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organization welcomes everybody without regard to ethnic, racial, religious, regional, political or socioeconomic background.
Finally, the Indian Community Center has been operating total transparency as well as adopting governance standards in accordance with the laws and procedures for the establishment of a non-profit organization since inception. ICC is being governed by the Board of Trustees, Trustees, the Executive Director, Legal Counsel and Board of Directors.