Parent Organization
Star-C
  • Mission

    The mission of Star-C Programs is to reduce resident transiency in affordable housing communities and nearby schools, provide academic support for children and ultimately improve the quality of life for the individual and the neighborhood.

  • imgEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Audrea Rease

  • imgWEBSITE

    https://www.star-c.org/

  • imgEMAIL

    arease@star-c.org

  • imgPHONE

    404-593-5351

  • imgLOCATION

    1335-D Canton Rd, Marietta, GA , 30066.

  • Organization Description

    Star-C works with landlords committed to offering affordable rents for families living at or below the poverty level by offering wrap around services to the individual residents. These wrap around community services include an After-School program that collaborates with the local school, a Wellness Program that collaborates with the local federally qualified health clinic and on-site garden opportunities. Through these wrap around services, Star-C has had success in stabilizing the apartment community which in turn, stabilizes the local schools through reduced transiency, taking failing schools to Title 1 Schools of Distinction. The apartment community contributes approximately 50% of the cost to operate the Star-C programs. The remaining funds are sourced from foundations, donations and grants.

  • Organization's Contact Person

    Audrea Rease

  • Organization's Contact Email

    arease@star-c.org

Categories

  • Community Improvement & Capacity Building
  • Homelessness and Poverty
  • Recreation & Sports
  • Youth Services & Development
  • Children (5-14)
  • Teenagers (14-19)
  • Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
  • General Public

Additional Programs

PROGRAM 1
After School Care
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PROGRAM 2
Healthcare & Wellness
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PROGRAM 3
Community Gardens
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PROGRAM 4
Summer Camp
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PROGRAM 5
Community Gardens
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Organization Detail Star-C
Community Improvement & Capacity Building Homelessness and Poverty Recreation & Sports Youth Services & Development
  • Audrea Rease
  • https://www.star-c.org/
  • arease@star-c.org
  • 404-593-5351
  • 1335-D Canton Rd, Marietta, GA , 30066.
PROGRAM 1
Eviction Relief
Star-C is a 501(c)3 that works to reduce transiency in affordable/workforce apartment communities that house families living near the poverty line or earning up to 80% of Area Median Income. Star-C offers wraparound services to these communities in partnership with the landlords who have agreed to keep their rents affordable. This allows tenants to live in-place and reduces transiency in the local school system. COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on families in these communities due to lost jobs, reduced work-hours, caring for a sick relative or compliance with “shelter-in-place” mandates. At the core of transiency is the ability of families to consistently and timely meet their monthly rental obligations.  Every time a child changes schools due to an eviction or move, they lose three months of learning. Despite the recent freeze on evictions, families will still face mounting debt and expenses. The Eviction Relief Fund is a rent matching scholarship that helps qualified residents timely pay their rent and continue to raise their children in their same school. The program is administered through landlords that operate apartments at rents below 80% AMI in low-performing school districts. The landlords prescreen and nominate their tenants for this program. The following Cobb County apartments complexes are partners: Stratford Ridge, Marietta - The Crossing Apartments, Marietta - The Knolls, Marietta. To learn more information regarding landlord application and how to apply please visit: https://www.star-c.org/eviction-relief/ To watch an informational video regarding Cobb's COVID Tenant/Landlord Relief Program, copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLksVVFAaBI
Programs
PROGRAM 1
Community Gardens
Turning vacant areas into lush hubs of growth are a win for residents who benefit from easier access to healthy fruits and vegetables. The gardens are also a bonus for the community as they create green space and foster pride. For more information, please contact us at 404-698-3781 or hello@star-c.org
PROGRAM 2
After School Care
Offered to families at no charge, our program gives children a place to go at the end of the school day. An on-site director and volunteers help children with homework, reading efficiencies and core building initiatives. For more information, please contact us: 404-698-3781 or hello@star-c.org
PROGRAM 3
Healthcare & Wellness
Partnerships with local medical + dental providers and institutions provide residents with regular healthcare checkups, dental care and screening fairs for diabetes and other illnesses. For more information, please contact us at 404-698-3781 or hello@star-c.org
PROGRAM 4
Community Gardens
Turning vacant areas into lush hubs of growth are a win for residents who benefit from easier access to healthy fruits and vegetables. The gardens are also a bonus for the community as they create green space and foster pride. For more information, please contact us at 404-698-3781 or hello@star-c.org
PROGRAM 5
Summer Camp
While kids are on break, our fun and free summer camp program helps keep them engaged in an enriching environment and prevents learning loss known as “summer slide.” For more information, please contact us at 404-698-3781 or hello@star-c.org
PROGRAM 6
Community Gardens
Turning vacant areas into lush hubs of growth are a win for residents who benefit from easier access to healthy fruits and vegetables. The gardens are also a bonus for the community as they create green space and foster pride. For more information, please contact us at 404-698-3781 or hello@star-c.org