Matt loves a simple tune

and it amplifies his commitment to his work!

When STARS Job Placement Coach, Jessica “Jessie” G. used her musical skills of nearly 20 years to help her client succeed, a triumphant crescendo was heard. Matt B. sat up taller and became more invested in his job.

From October 2023 through the new year, Jessie worked closely with Matt as part of the STARS’ Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) program.  This program, tailored for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities, provides personalized vocational services with trained staff. Matt, diagnosed with functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a learning disability, secured a position as a service assistant at The Creek Patio Grill in Cave Creek.

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Donate To Support This Program

Arizona residents, it’s not too late to choose where your tax dollars help impact your community.

Donations made to STARS now through April 15 are eligible for a dollar for dollar match as part of your 2023 AZ State Tax Credit.  Single Filers claim up to $421 & Joint Filers claim up to $841.

This Valentine’s Day, let’s share the love with the CommunityWork program! Come join our heartwarming tour at the Osborn Campus from 10-11am. Experience firsthand the incredible impact of creating job opportunities for individuals with cognitive and developmental challenges.

What to expect on a tour?  During the CommunityWork tour, you’ll see how we work closely with both our community partners and participants, ensuring we get the job done. You’ll get a glimpse of the entire process, from intake to assembly, quality control, and back to our community partners. It’s a hands-on experience of how we operate together to achieve our goals.

Valentine’s Day Tour Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14th
  • Time: 10-11am
  • Location: Osborn Campus | 7507 E. Osborn Road | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale State of the City

David Henderson, STARS President and CEO and Michael Barry, Director of Development were thrilled to attend the 2024 City of Scottsdale State of the City Address, delivered by Mayor David D. Ortega, held at the lovely Fairmont Princess.

They learned of the substantial strides the city has made in the delivery of programs to ensure that the city is effectively addressing homelessness and its efforts to safeguard and ensure the sustainability of the water supply.