STAR was created with the conviction that a hand up – not a hand out – better serves the needs of the people in our community.

Since 1997, the STAR Foundation has helped transform the lives of over 1,300 individuals by teaching them the necessary skills to become more self-sufficient.

As we explain the important values of accountability and responsibility, our students discover a sense of personal dignity and self-empowerment. We prepare each student for successful employment through a program based on computer, financial and work readiness education.

The success of the STAR program is evidenced by:

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After fifteen months of classroom training and career counseling with us, a 105% average increase in family income occurs.

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70% of our graduates improve their employment status after 15 months and continue their journey to income self-sufficiency.

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A 34% average decrease in government assistance occurs within 15 months, as participants grow more confident in their individual abilities.

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Employers

The goal of STAR Foundation of Coastal Georgia is to help adults learn skills that will prepare them to find meaningful long-term employment. Since 1997 STAR graduates have been hired by 365 different local businesses. The top employers of our graduates are:

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  • eBay (formerly GSI Commerce)
  • Sea Island Company
  • Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Walmart
  • King and Prince Seafood
  • Gateway Behavioral Services
  • McDonald’s
  • FLETC
  • Winn-Dixie

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  • Friendly Express
  • Hampton Inn
  • Burger King
  • The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
  • Magnolia Manor
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Brunswick Housing Authority
  • Gracemore Nursing Home
  • IAP (International Auto Processoring)

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Inspire Transformational Change..

STAR works to end poverty in our community by educating and empowering adults with the foundational skills needed to thrive personally and professionally.

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