STARS Community Partners

Feel the joy of creating opportunities for others to be great.

The Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Community Partner Program aims to connect employers with dedicated individuals who excel in tasks that require precision and consistency.

By participating in this program, Community Partners benefit from comprehensive support. STARS facilitates training for the new employee, ensures that the Community Partner is equipped to effectively collaborate with them, and offers on-site guidance to help the employee seamlessly integrate into their daily responsibilities until they have mastered their role. Ultimately, the program culminates in the transition of the employee into full or part-time employment within the Community Partner business.

By The Numbers
Top Reasons Organizations Hire People With Disabilities
 70% say it supports their organization’s culture
 64% say it supports their diversity and inclusion strategy
 57% say they have found good talent matches for open positions
 14% say they receive Federal or State incentives or meets their contracting requirements
– Institute for Corporate Productivity

Helping individuals experience independence in the workplace.

Services are offered to those with a developmental or physical disability who are Vocational Rehabilitation or DDD eligible or families interested in a private pay option.  To learn more on how to gain employment through CIE or to become a STARS Community Partner contact Tom Kowalczyk, Director of CIE: tkowalczyk@starsaz.org

Join us on this inspiring journey as we showcase the triumphs of a handful of participants who have found success in the workplace. Their journey is a testament to their incredible abilities and the transformative power of meaningful work. Through their dedication, they are rewriting the narrative of what is possible, breaking down barriers, and reshaping perceptions.

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