A Nobel Prize Winner Visits Albion

rabindranath-tagoreRecently it was announced that Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, but did you know that he was not the first musician to do so?

In 1913, Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian poet and songwriter, became the first musician (and first non-European) to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1916, he traveled to America to visit with a school with a cause near and dear to his heart: Starr Commonwealth.

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Starr and The Rivers of Grosse Pointe Open Children’s Home of Detroit Time Capsule from 1950


From left to right, Elizabeth Carey, Lisa Gandelot, Amy Reimann, and Richard Levin begin to open the Children’s Home of Detroit time capsule from 1950.

On Wednesday, September 27, 2016, representatives from Starr Commonwealth and the Children’s Home of Detroit gathered at The Rivers of Grosse Pointe to open a 66-year-old time capsule.

Starr merged with the Children’s Home of Detroit in 2009, and continues the legacy of serving children on the eastern side of Metro Detroit through Starr Detroit Academy, a charter school in Harper Woods, Mich. Starr also operates a residential campus for children and serves adults and children through in-home care throughout Wayne County and across Michigan. Continue reading

You’re Invited to the Starr Alumni Homecoming!

This year, Starr is holding an Alumni Homecoming on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at our Albion campus. This is our way to reconnect with our alumni from all locations and show them that they are important to the success of our organization.

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Starr Serves Albion and Marshall Students at the Fourth Annual Student Leadership Symposium

DSC_0479This August, Starr partnered once again with Albion College to host the 2016 Student Leadership Symposium. Started in 2013 with the merging of the Albion and Marshall high schools, this event is designed to bring the students from both areas together in an effort to help them work collectively, build relationships, and foster a positive peer climate for the upcoming school year.

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Make Your Donation Go Further with the Starr Leadership Challenge!

Multiracial Hands Making a CircleWe are excited to announce that Elizabeth Carey, Starr’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has been joined by former CEOs Larry Brendtro, Arlin Ness, and Martin Mitchell, along with a number of other current leaders of the organization, to extend a special challenge to everyone connected to Starr – for every donation made between now and September 30, 2016, they will MATCH it!

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