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STAR of Coastal Georgia is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate and empower members in our coastal community with the foundational skills they need to thrive personally and professionally.  We believe that our training programs enhance the overall stability of our students and their families, as well as improve the quality of our local workforce.  Our student motto is HOPE, BELIEVE, GROW, SUCCEED.

Now in our 25th year, STAR of Coastal Georgia began in 1997 as STAR Foundation, with basic computer software training for adults in public housing.  Since then, we have evolved our programming into a unique and holistic experience that utilizes computer training as the basis for teaching life skills, financial literacy, and job readiness and competencies.  

STAR of Coastal Georgia is proud to have served over 1,400 individuals over the past 25 years.  We offer a variety of courses to adults of all ages, from more comprehensive training programs to shorter workshops.  See below for a current snapshot view of our classes, and please visit our Programs page for more details and to inquire directly.

Inspiring Transformational Change Since 1997

Courses We Offer

STAR's Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is a comprehensive, 4-week instructional course that incorporates multiple aspects of job readiness, including computer software skills, career searching and development, financial basics, and life/family management.  Adults of all ages are welcome to apply.  Classes take place at the STAR offices in downtown historic Brunswick 2 mornings/week for 4 weeks.  Click Here to learn more.

In addition to our main ERP program, we offer the following shorter focus workshops:

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Computer Skills

Financial Literacy

Career "Bootcamp"

STAR is a perfect example of teaching folks how to fish - a much more meaningful gift than giving them a fish!

Dianne Hiltman,


I support STAR because the organization is extremely well run, uses donations effectively and efficiently, and aligns with my belief in personal responsibility.

Brendan Bowen, Sea Island

STAR Board Member

STAR creates a sense of purpose, value and community among its participants.  STAR adds tremendously to our workforce productivity and quality, while transforming lives and families.

Julie Martin,

City Commissioner of Brunswick

STAR is a tremendous organization that teaches individuals how to succeed in the workplace and prosper.  I especially love the attention they give their students around budgeting and money management to ensure that the wages they make will be managed well.

Mark Stovall,

SunTrust Bank