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What do you do?

It’s common. One of the first questions people often ask when they meet you is: “What do you do?” For people with developmental disabilities, it’s a tough question to answer when the vast majority are out of work. But Mike’s … Continue reading

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The Data.

Data plays an important part in the fidelity and growth of our work. Tracking outcomes gives us the ability to share our success in a way that looks concrete, less subjective. But data on its own is hopeless. That’s why … Continue reading

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Four years later…

For the past 4 years, Michelle (see video below) has been meeting with a group of writers at a local coffee shop. “I like the people, the high energy. People in this group are easy-going and great. In the – ‘nonjudgmental’ … Continue reading

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“Staying” – part one.

Starfire is launching a new Story Series, based on a certain theme every couple of months. We’ll break our story down in various ways: video, data points, and ways you can get involved. The first Story Series theme is “Staying.”  … Continue reading

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Integrated Employment Series #2

Read the first part of our Integrated Employment Series here Spencer’s Job at Local Donut Shop Danny’s Job at his Local Pub “It’s good here. I like helping other people. I think it’s really nice to see all my friends here. My … Continue reading

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A letter from Jayla

Hello my name is Jayla and I’m 18 years old. My high school DePaul Cristo Rey  has a corporate work study program and this year they placed me to work at Starfire. At first, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I walked in … Continue reading

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A job and a life – Douglas’ Story

Douglas is going on his 3rd year as an employee at one of Cincinnati’s most popular local establishments, Eli’s BBQ. He also has been working at Fireside Pizza for the past 2 years. Both restaurants are in/around the neighborhood of Walnut … Continue reading

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Sam ties her new network of seamstresses to a cause. (Starfire Video)

Sam’s Story Sam: We’re making baby bibs and burp clothes at silk road textiles for healthy moms and babes. This year, Sam organized a group of women to make items for at risk moms and babies and enlisted her zumba … Continue reading

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Quilting Together – Andrea’s Story (Starfire Video)

Maryann: You can present your quilt to Carolyn Andrea learned to quilt in Mary Ann’s home sewing room Carolyn: This is awesome are you happy with it? Maryann: When she saw this quilt coming together she started dancing. I said … Continue reading

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2019 Strategic Plan: An Update

It’s been 7 years since Starfire set out on a plan as an organization to change the way we support people with developmental disabilities. Our goal was to build a model of support that aligned our impact with our original vision: to build … Continue reading

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