For the past several years, Starr Commonwealth has participated in Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving. Falling on November 27th, this day of generosity creates an opportunity for people to show their support for the organizations and causes that matter most to them, and to encourage their friends and family to follow their lead. As you consider which organizations you would like to share your support with this year, we hope that Starr will be one of them.
The Starr Alumni Association has been an asset for former students for many years, providing not only a network but an emotional support system for our youth after they leave our programs. While planning our Alumni Cookout, we had the opportunity to talk with two former presidents of the Alumni Association, Dr. Jim Pelt and Mr. George Wilson, about their dedication to Starr and what the Alumni Association means to them.
The Starr Alumni Association, in partnership with Starr Commonwealth, Starr Albion Prep, and the Board of Trustees, will be hosting a cookout on Friday, August 17, 2018. This event is open to alumni and former staff members who would like to reconnect with each other, share stories of their time at Starr, and spend some time with current students and Starr supporters.
Every year, Michigan Community Action (MCA), a group that provides many services for Michigan residents across multiple counties, holds their Community Action Awards. These awards recognize the achievements and hard work of clients and volunteers whose contributions are aligned with the Community Action mission of reducing poverty and changing lives in Michigan. This year, one of the Volunteer of the Year Awards went Starr Albion Prep for their volunteer work in Calhoun, Branch, St. Joseph, and Barry Counties.