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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8th Graders at Starr Detroit Academy were Celebrated at a Special Ceremony

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On June 16th, Starr Detroit Academy (SDA), a charter school located in Harper Woods, Mich., celebrated the promotion of its first 8th grade class. This school opened in 2012 as a K-5 school, and has added a grade level each year, expanding to encompass all students under high school level. With a focus on higher education and emotional stability, Starr Detroit Academy celebrates those students who show their dedication to learning.

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The 2016 Art of Resilience Starr Summer Youth Festival is August 13!

DSC_0003 smallStarr’s third annual Art of Resilience Summer Youth Festival will take place on Saturday, August 13th in a new venue – Campus Martius Park in Detroit. This venue offers the potential for a larger audience and greater visibility for Starr and the performers involved.

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A Little History: The Emily Jewell Clark School Building

EJC pre 1936One of the most beautiful buildings on campus is undoubtedly the Emily Jewell Clark School building. Built originally in 1917 and designed by Detroit Architect Marcus Burrowes, the funding was received from good friend and early supporter of Floyd Starr’s efforts Emily Jewell Clark. Continue reading

Be A Part of Starr Detroit’s Summer YAP Camp!

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