Awards and Educational Results!
  • Selected as a “Model Program” by the White House
  • Selected as a “Model Program” by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Selected as a “Model Program for the Arts” by the California County Superintendent’s Educational Services Association
  • Selected as a “Model Program for the Arts” by the Los Angeles County Office of Education 
  • Selected as a “Model Program for the Arts” by the Monterey County Office of Education
  • Selected as a “Model Program for the Arts” by the San Bernadino County Superintendent of Schools
  • Selected as the “Gold Standard of After School Programs” by independent evaluators from Los Angeles Unified School District. 
  • Selected as a partner in S.T.E.A.M. Education by LA County Office of Education

Voted by Los Angeles Parents and chosen by LA Parent magazine as:

  • The Best After School Program

  • The Best Early Childhood Program

  • The Best Summer Camp

  • The Best Art Program

  • The Best Educational/Tutoring Program

Annual Statistics


Students Served in Programs: 298,000 
​Annual Community Outreach : 500,000 
Schools Served: 141
School Districts Served: over 60
Percentage of Students Who Received Scholarships: 62%
Educators Served through Professional Development Conferences and Workshops: 185,700
"The STAR program is a highly organized academic support and enrichment program. The two decades of experience that the agency has is evident in the quality of program activities, the professionalism of staff, and the high level of student engagement." 
- Dr. Steven Frankel, Research Support Services, LAUSD
"STAR translates to more classroom success!" 
- Rona C. Greenstadt, Principal, Dahlia Heights Elementary School
"STAR is a highly effective educational partner. Results, not promises, from this group." - Steve Fisher, Principal, El Rodeo Elementary School
“My son performed at the House of Blues with his RockSTAR band, and it was an event none of us will ever forget!”– Molly Tuttle, STAR Parent
“My daughter found her love of dance in kindergarten at STAR. Through STAR she was able to study ballet, tap, flamenco, Irish dance, cheerleading, twirling, circus training and rhythmic gymnastics. She continues her studies at the Rudra Bejart School in Switzerland, and will be performing throughout Europe and the world, thanks to STAR!” – Tery Arnold, STAR parent
“Our academic performance index increased 36 points, due to a total team effort between the school and the community.  Star being a part of our team encouraged the joy of learning.” - Ed Romosky, Principal, Broadway Elementary
“I can’t imagine Canyon Elementary without STAR.  Not only is our STAR program a member of our community, but it also energizes and enhances the campus by its presence.” - Carol Henderson, Principal, Canyon Elementary
"El Rodeo is indeed fortunate to have such a wonderful program at our school site.  I can say without hesitation that the STAR program has enriched the lives of our students.  STAR has provided quality programs and instructors and has always been available to meet the needs of our students and parents." - Stephen Fisher, Principal, El Rodeo Elementary


“The STAR After School Learning and Safe Neighborhood Program is a valuable addition and partner to the education we offer here at La Ballona Elementary.  The program supplements academically, enriches individually, and supports the emotional well-being of our children.  The Literacy, Math and Homework sessions extend and reinforce the students’ individual learning.  The enrichment sessions enhance the children’s experiences and the STAR staff encourages and supports each child to strengthen their self-image as human beings.” - Vidda Brough, Principal, La Ballona Elementary
“Thanks to the STAR program and STAR Math Plus, we were able to raise students’ SAT 9 scores.  STAR is a really great safety net for our students.  STAR Director Jesse Burwell shows a lot of dedication to our students and brings lots of excitement to our school.” - Mrs. J. Arion, Principal, Longfellow Elementary
“The STAR Program has helped to make our school a community, not just an institution.” - Principal Steven Siry, Nora Sterry Elementary School, LAUSD
“STAR Education is such a positive program here at Overland Elementary.  The children look forward to going to STAR every day.  They are engaged in a variety of enrichment activities: cooking classes, Homework Club, karate, music, keyboarding, woodworking, and chess board games -- to mention a few classes.  While playing sports games, children are always encouraged to play fairly and demonstrate sportsman-like conduct.  It is a very enriching environment for the children at Overland.  We are so glad to have them on this campus for so many years.” 
- Nancy Hunter, Interim Principal, Overland Elementary
“The students loved it! It was so amazing! The students keep talking about everything they’ve learned. It was the best program we’ve had at our school.” - Carin Nathansen, PTA Program Director,Oak Hills Elementary, Oak Park Unified School District
“Through our partnership with STAR, we have seen continued improvement in our CST scores.” - Ellen P. DeLeston, Principal, Richland Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD
"Thanks to your efforts, LA Ballona students have a fun and enriching after-school experience that has contributed to their progress and resulted in significant gains in test scores." –Laura McGaughey, Superintendent, Culver City Unified

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