Star-C — Pioneering Programs with Purpose!

Star-C is an Atlanta non-profit organization, founded in 2014, with a mission to reduce transiency in apartment communities near high-need schools. The organization partners with conscientious landlords who are committed to providing well-maintained, affordable housing for working families, many whom live near the poverty line. Star-C supports these apartment communities by providing FREE After-School Care and Summer Camp programs for elementary students, access to healthcare and wellness services, and food security programs ranging from healthy lunches and snacks to establishing community gardens. Star-C also provides eviction relief for qualified residents through a scholarship program. The combination of stable rent, eviction relief, and wraparound services results in thriving communities of families.

“If you provide families access to necessary resources, enabling them to build social capital, it improves not only their families but also enhances their lives.”
— Marjy Stagmeier

We are Passionate About Healthy Affordable Housing

Star-C is proud to be in multiple communities across the greater Atlanta area. The residents and families we serve live in low-income housing located in under-performing school districts.

In the U.S., the median household income is $68,703 with a two-bedroom rental averaging at $1,295 per month.* Those living in Star-C Communities tell a different story.

*Census ACS Survey, 2020. 2. Apartment List Rent Record, May 15, 2019.

$68,703

Median Household Income

$1,295

Average Cost of a 2-Bedroom Apartment

30%

Percentage of Income Spent on Rent

70%

Percentage of Kids with FREE School Lunch

How You Can Get Involved

Donate

The residents of our communities are doing better in school, have access to affordable healthcare and are grateful for the programs you support.

Volunteer

From tutoring children to building KaBOOM! playgrounds, there are plenty of ways to volunteer with Star-C. Sign up now via Hands on Atlanta.

Network

Everyone is invited to the community breakfast we host on the last Thursday of each month. It’s a chance to meet us and learn more about how Star-C works.

Partner

With your partnership as landlords and donors, we can provide stability and support to families in need and combat transiency in affordable housing communities.

Social Determinants of Health

ECONOMIC STABILITY

Through collaboration with employment agencies and financial advisors, Star-C offers essential resources, fostering both economic stability and social support.

NEIGHBORHOOD & PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Star-C offers programs that promote affordable housing and create playgrounds and green spaces in under-resourced communities.

EDUCATION

Star-C offers afterschool and summer enrichment programs for children in affordable housing communities in collaboration with local schools at no cost to parents.

NUTRITION

Star-C partners with organizations to improve access to nutritious food throughout the year. Additionally, we offer tenant-led community gardens for fresh produce to supplement grocery purchases.

COMMUNITY, SAFETY & SOCIAL CONTEXT

Star-C Select programs offer community engagement initiatives and prioritize mental and emotional well-being, recognizing the importance of fostering supportive communities for positive health outcomes.

HEALTH CARE

By teaming with local healthcare providers, Star-C provides residents access to regular checkups, dental care, and screening fairs for various health issues, including diabetes.

Star-C to Celebrate 10-Years of Impact!

We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating a decade of impact at Star-C 10th Anniversary Breakfast on Wednesday, September 25. As we reflect on our journey of creating positive change in affordable housing communities through STABLE HOMES BRIGHT FUTURES campaign, we invite you to partner with us in supporting the expansion of our After-School Care, Summer Camp programs and wraparound services.

Cherokee Town and Country Club

Star-C 10-Year Anniversary Breakfast

When: Wednesday, September, 25, 2024

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM

Where: Cherokee Town and Country Club

155 W. Paces Ferry Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Individual Ticket: $175   |   Table (10 guests): $1,750

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