"The STAR Foundation has made a significant difference in our community by preparing unemployed people to be great employees. They provide a hand up – not a hand out."
Woody Woodside, The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
"The STAR Foundation is a tremendous organization that teaches individuals how to succeed in the workplace and prosper. I especially love the attention they give their students around budgeting and money management to ensure that the wages they make will be managed well. Their students learn the computer, customer service and problem resolutions skills that are so critical to being successful. The STAR Foundation’s impact is truly valuable to the economic growth of our community."
Mark Stovall, Sun Trust Bank
"The STAR Foundation is an amazing organization that truly transforms the lives of people in many ways. From the passion of its staff, to the commitment of its students good things are happening there! They empower people, enrich lives, and graduate outstanding individuals who will complement their place of employment. Our community is blessed to have the STAR Foundation."
Dr. Greg Aloia, President, College of Coastal Georgia
”The STAR Foundation provides the St. Marys United Methodist Church Foundation with a tremendous opportunity to invest in improving the quality of life for the people living in Glynn County by providing instruction about individual life skills and educational enhancements. They not only “teach people how to fish” but also assist them with “access to the pond”.”
Jeff Barker, President, SMUMC Foundation
"STAR Foundation fills a void in our community and assists in rebuilding a brighter, more successful future for each person involved in their program. In addition to career and financing skills gained, STAR creates a sense of purpose, value and community among its participants. STAR adds tremendously to our workforce productivity and quality while transforming lives and families."
Julie Martin, City Commissioner of Brunswick
"As a supporter of STAR for many years, I have enjoyed seeing your graduates succeed in their careers. Your program is one of the best investments I have ever made in a nonprofit because the computer skills, job skills, and life skills you teach touch lives, create bright futures and build a stronger workforce for Coastal Georgia."
Jeannie Manning, Founding Member, Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."Desmond Tutu”STAR Foundation – good folks, doing important work, making the world better! I've known Ellen since elementary school. What a competent and kind soul! STAR is a perfect example of teaching folks how to fish – a much more meaningful gift than giving them a fish!”Dianne Hiltman, Author"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"Martin Luther King Jr.