Resilient Schools Project Set to Begin – Creating Spaces for All Children to Flourish

Group of Elementary Pupils In Classroom Answering QuestionStarr Commonwealth has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $500,000 from the Midland-based Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation to fund the Resilient Schools Project, a collaborative effort that will parallel the Albion-Marshall Resilient Communities Project, which is also being led by Starr Commonwealth. The Resilient Schools Project will initially be piloted in Harrington Elementary in Albion, Michigan, and will then expand to all Marshall Public Schools in the coming months and years to support the entire district.

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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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Thank You for Supporting the Night of Starrs!

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We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who supported our Night of Starrs event last week and helped make it such a success. Continue reading

You’re Invited to A Night of Starrs!

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You are invited to a Night of Starrs at Starr Commonwealth! This resilient communities fundraiser and awards event will be on April 19th from 6pm to 9pm, with a VIP reception from 5pm to 6pm for Platinum ticket holders.

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Albion and Marshall Students Unite at Symposium

Over 100 middle school students from Albion and Marshall participated in a symposium hosted by Albion College and led by Starr Commonwealth.

The event, held on January 17th, aimed to help students from the middle schools of both cities to build new and stronger relationships in support of their ongoing education in Marshall. Continue reading