Albion-Marshall Resilient Communities Project

16684181_1228329453880783_1162471551740918012_nFor the past several years, Starr has been proud to help with the important work of bringing together our local communities of Albion and Marshall. During the closing of Albion schools and the merging of the youth from Albion into the Marshall School District, Starr collaborated with Albion College to host a Youth Symposium to facilitate the kids learning about diversity and building relationships. Recognizing the positive impact of the first symposium, similar programming has been planned and executed since, in order to help students each year get to know one another and learn to work together in the classroom.

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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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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