A Week in the Life of a Program Supervisor at Starr Detroit

chairsWe spoke with Ashley Gray, the Program Supervisor at Starr Detroit, about her job – what a typical week looks like, who she interacts with, and what she likes the most about working at Starr Detroit. Continue reading

Starr Detroit to Host Global Youth Service Day Project on April 16!

Detroit building-sign - smallThousands of Michigan youth will volunteer to make an impact in their communities as part of Global Youth Service Day April 15-17.

In Detroit, Starr Commonwealth will address the issue of hunger and homelessness by creating bags full of much needed supplies for homeless men, women, and children across the city. The bags will have undergarments, snacks, hygiene kits, etc. in hopes of giving people some much needed relief on the streets, as well as hope for a brighter future. Continue reading

Starr Celebrates Reading and Developmental Disability Month!

Elizabeth Reading 2016

President and CEO Elizabeth Carey  read to a local Albion classroom.

March is both Reading Month and Developmental Disability Awareness Month, so this year, Starr staff headed out to our local communities to encourage reading and spread awareness of developmental disabilities! We provided our staff with educational and fun books, and they were encouraged to go to their local school and read to the students in a classroom – and boy did they turn out! Continue reading

How Can Your Gift Help?

Starr is transforming classroom experiences across the nation. Thousands of educators are using Starr’s knowledge and techniques to unleash the potential of their students.

With a gift of support, you can help create learning environments where the educational, social, and emotional needs of children are met. Continue reading

Camp Ready Readers to Return This Summer!

Reading KidsLast year, Starr Battle Creek started the Camp Ready Readers program, a community service for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who are experiencing difficulties in reading and writing. This program, provided for free due to the support of Starr’s donors, was designed to keep children learning throughout the summer with educational and fun literacy lessons and activities. Continue reading