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The Charros Help Us Build Upon Our DTA Programming

The $20,000 generously donated by STARS Partner The Charro Foundation will help us deliver a Pre-Vocational Learning Project to our Day Training For Adults (DTA) participants. 

For recent high school graduates with developmental disabilities, DTA serves as their next step after they can no longer benefit from a school district’s special education curriculum. With this generous grant, the Pre-Vocational Learning Project will create an additional learning opportunity within the current DTA curriculum to educate participants on how to explore the various employment options available to them.

Participants in this project will have the opportunity to learn how to identify and determine their vocational interests.  This program, in conjunction with the current DTA curriculum, will help participants continue to foster individual growth, confidence and community integration.


Your Loved Ones Are In Good Hands and Good Hearts

Welcome to STARS!  Michael comes to STARS following an esteemed career of professional achievements, most recently having served as Director of Capacity Building for the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of programs that strengthen a nonprofit’s ability to effectively fulfill its mission both now, and in the future. 
Prior to transitioning to the nonprofit sector, Michael honed his talents while an executive with American Express, where he held a variety of positions in account development, contract negotiation, and marketing for the company’s B2B divisions in New York and Phoenix.

Michael, what emotion comes to mind when you think of STARS? Joy. Having an office at the Osborn Campus is truly special; the opportunity, every day, to see the faces and the work of the participants ensures I understand exactly why we do what we do.  Continue Reading To Get To Know Michael.


Giving This Holiday Season

Every member of the STARS team has a compassionate desire to help people with developmental and cognitive disabilities improve their self-direction, self-care and economic self-sufficiency.  Your donation will help support our tailored day treatment, vocational training and employment programs throughout 2023. 

Year - End giving to STARS can contribute towards your 2022 Arizona State Tax Credit and is one of the most valuable ways for AZ residents to give to qualified nonprofits. 

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