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!

Continue reading


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.

Continue reading

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.”

Continue reading

Come Celebrate 105 Years of Starr Commonwealth!

105th Celebration-Dominic 2 Butterfly

Artwork by Dominic Pangborn.

This year, Starr Commonwealth is celebrating 105 years of working with children and families and our steadfast belief that all children have the innate power to transform into something bold and beautiful. We are celebrating this anniversary in a big way – at the Detroit Zoo on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery and Butterfly Garden.

Continue reading

Help Prevent the Summer Slide with Starr!

DSC_0176For many kids, summer means that they will no longer be actively engaging in academic activities. Without the daily support school provides, they can begin to regress in their reading abilities in a phenomenon known as the Summer Slide.

On average, students can lose up to two months of reading skills over the summer, and low-income students can lose more than that. This decrease in performance, called the Summer Slide, can lead to lower graduation rates among students, and we need your help to prevent it.

Continue reading