STAR Foundation is very unique in its charge. Empowering coastal Georgians so they can become self-sufficient is a mission that STAR has embraced wholeheartedly and unreservedly for over 17 years. Their commitment to community has helped change the life trajectories of coastal Georgians and has created a lasting legacy throughout Brunswick and the Golden Isles.

Phillis George
Phillis George
Director of Service-Learning
College of Coastal Georgia



Our mission is to teach people how to become financially self-sufficient through an empowering, holistic program of computer, financial and job readiness education.

We start with the basic computer skills needed for success in most work environments. From there, the students learn communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and customer service skills to equip them to remain at a job as a valued employee.

Finally, we teach students how to manage their money from creating a budget, banking basics (checking and saving accounts) and the necessity of saving.

90% of STAR program participants live at or below the poverty line when they are admitted to the program.

We want to work with people who are ready for a life-changing experience! Students learn computer basics, financial management and work readiness skills with the goal of finding employment upon graduation. All we ask is a 9-week commitment to do your best!

To participate please call 912-554-0540 to register or download the registration form. A new class begins every quarter. Prior registration is required.

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Community Need

  • According to US Census figures in 2010, Georgia’s poverty rate is the 3rd highest in the nation.
  • The poverty rate for Glynn County is 16.8% which affects 1 in 3 children.
  • The official poverty line for a household of three (one parent and two children) is $19,530. A person working full time at minimum wage makes only $14,645 annually which is 12% below poverty.
  • Upon entrance to the STAR program, our participants’ average income is $4,922.
  • Through education, encouragement and empowerment, our students HOPE. BELIEVE. GROW. SUCCEED in work and in life.