March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month!

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics introduces National Nutrition Month. The campaign focuses on nutrition education, information, the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating, and physical activity habits. Nutrition is the study of...

Getting into A Growth Mindset

2019 has gotten a very strong start at Summerdale/Springview! We are excited to share that we are implementing new goals and focused on having a growth mindset. All of our enrichment activities have been geared towards dreaming new, big, bold dreams and developing a...

American Heart Month!

American Heart Month!

February, known as American Heart Month, isn’t just for the lovers. February reminds us to take care of our hearts and consider the health risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. American Heart Month teaches us ways to help reduce the risks of heart...

Ending on a High Note

Ending on a High Note

Happy New Year Friends! We are so excited about all that 2019 has to offer and all of the new partnerships that will help us to make 2019 an amazing year for the Star-C programs at Summerdale and Springview. While we are excited about all that 2019 brings, we can’t...

F is for Field Trips!

F is for Field Trips!

As the Program Director for the Star-C Programs at Summerdale/Springview my main focus in this season is making sure that our students are well equipped to face the academic challenges that are placed in front them. I am there to help build confidence in their ability...

Did you say trick – or treat!

Did you say trick – or treat!

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays celebrated by both kids and adults. After all, who doesn’t enjoy dressing up to in something fun, spooky or as someone they admire, and getting complimented for how cool they look? However, we must sure we ensure not only a fun...

GA Power & S.T.E.M!

GA Power & S.T.E.M!

Georgia Power has been dedicated to improving and strengthening education to help the students within their communities.  On Wednesday October 3, 2018, Georgia Power volunteers joined the children at Star-C’s after school program at Willow Branch Apartments in...

Partners in Purpose – Part II by Kristin Hemingway

Partners in Purpose – Part II by Kristin Hemingway

In addition to partnering with the school, I am also a partner with parents in the development of their most precious gifts. I may have the background and experience in education that they don’t possess, but that doesn’t mean that I know what is best for their kids. I...

Partners in Purpose – Part I by Kristin Hemingway

Partners in Purpose – Part I by Kristin Hemingway

  Since I’ve been back with Star-C, I have rediscovered one of my greatest joys as a nonprofit professional. The ability to partner with schools and parents as true allies for making the most of education for the students that we care so deeply about. It has been...

Making Magic Happen!

On August 20, 2018 we officially opened the doors of the Star-C After School Program at Summerdale/Springview and the magic officially began! After a lot of hard work, a little bit of shopping, and a few conversations with Dr. Payne at Cleveland Avenue Elementary, we...