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Starr Commonwealth Named Amongst 2021 Best Nonprofits to Work For

Starr Commonwealth has been ranked as the 23rd best nonprofit to work for in the nation by The NonProfit Times.

This is the second consecutive year the leader in healing trauma and building resilience in children was named to the list, which is compiled in conjunction with Best Companies Group and recognizes organizations that are leaders in creating quality workplaces. Among all the nonprofits submitted across the nation, Starr Commonwealth ranked 23rdoverall.

Honorees submit a survey, which evaluates an organization’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. Employees are also given a survey to measure their experience.

Best Nonprofits to Work For were those like Starr that scored exceptionally high when it came to leadership and planning, culture and communications, work environment, pay and benefits, and other key factors.

“We were thrilled to once again be recognized as one of the best nonprofits to work for this year—especially considering the caliber of like-minded organizations with which we share this accolade,” said President and CEO Elizabeth Carey. “Considering the stress and challenges of this past year, it speaks volumes about our team as they remain resilient. Moving forward with what we have learned, our communication is as open as ever, our processes have been streamlined, and I am confident our best is still ahead of us.”

From its headquarters in Albion, Michigan, Starr Commonwealth blends three key focuses – healing trauma, addressing racism, and fostering positive growth – into a comprehensive model of working with youth that is unique in the nation. Unlike other agencies that focus on trauma and resilience, Starr offers tangible tools for teachers, social workers, healthcare professionals, and others on the front line of working with children.

Through its training and coaching programs, childcare professionals, clinicians, educators, and parents have access to Starr’s highly successful and innovative techniques aimed at bringing out the best in every child, parent, and community. Many of its classes are available online.

For more information on The Nonprofit Times’ Best Nonprofits To Work For program, visit

By Matt Ray

About Starr Commonwealth

Starr Commonwealth is dedicated to the mission to lead with courage to create positive experiences so that all children, families, and communities flourish. We specialize in residential, community-based, educational, and professional training programs that build on the strengths of children, adults, and families in communities around the world. To schedule a training or consultation, please contact or call 800-837-5591.