Join Us for the Wildcat Prowl on November 3rd!

42202452_299984990586569_7242658691898408960_nOn Saturday, November 3rd, the first annual Wildcat Prowl 5K will be held on Starr’s Albion campus! Experience the beauty of our campus as you run through the trees and along traffic-free roads with this fun opportunity.

Learn more about the Wildcat Prowl and sign up today!

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Celebrating 105 Years of Starr

DSC_0113 - smallThis October, Starr Commonwealth celebrated 105 years of creating positive experiences for children, families and communities with a fundraising event at the Detroit Zoo’s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery.

The open gallery was decorated with over a hundred butterflies, each brought to life by a student in Starr’s programs. Suspended above the crowd as if in flight, they symbolized the positive transformation each child has seen in themselves since becoming a part of the Starr family.

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The Power of Service with the Starr Alumni Association


George Wilson and Dr. Jim Pelt, former Starr Alumni Association Presidents

The Starr Alumni Association has been an asset for former students for many years, providing not only a network but an emotional support system for our youth after they leave our programs. While planning our Alumni Cookout, we had the opportunity to talk with two former presidents of the Alumni Association, Dr. Jim Pelt and Mr. George Wilson, about their dedication to Starr and what the Alumni Association means to them.

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Donor Spotlight: Joe and Clara Stewart

Joe and Clara Stewart

When they first came to Battle Creek in 1980, Joe and Clara Stewart knew that they wanted to do one thing: help children. Joe started out working for the Kellogg Company as the Director of Child Nutrition, which is where he connected with Arlin Ness, then-current President and CEO of Starr Commonwealth and the organization as a whole. “Starr is the kind of place where once you get involved in it, if you believe in the uplifting of people and children, you believe in Starr.”

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Former Staff and Students Returned to Albion for our Starr Alumni Cookout

Earlier this month, Starr held an Alumni Cookout on or Albion campus, where former staff and students met up with current residents to talk about their experiences, offer advice and show the support network of the Starr Alumni Association.

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