STARS GLOBAL PREPARATORY RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM THE PRESTIGIOUS DREXEL FELLOWSHIP FOR NEW SCHOOL SITE

July 1st, 2019

Mrs. Eglee Nunez-Sancristobal, founder of the nonprofit S.T.A.R.S. Autism School, has been selected as a 2019 Drexel Fund Fellow and will be the recipient of a school Start-Up endorsement worth over $100,000.

Established in 2015, The Drexel Fund is a venture philanthropy fund. In such, the fund seeks visionary founders interested in gaining access to support and resources needed to take an inspired dream to an actual reality. These resources, to create new, sustainable, replicable high- performing private schools that can provide transformational outcomes for all students and families, especially families of limited means and educational access.

The Drexel Fund Fellowship will support the vision of STARS Global Preparatory (“STARS Global”) which is to prepare all graduates academically and personally, to lead and serve with people from different backgrounds and learning styles. The mission of STARS Global is to prepare students for high school, through excellent teaching and community engagement. STARS Global will inspire and connect the next generation of leaders, to their community, through yearly service-learning class projects.

“I am honored that our school community has been recognized as one of innovation and promise by the Drexel Fund,” says Eglee Nunez-Sancristobal. “We are excited to promote strong communication skills, a global perspective, and an appreciation for diversity in order to prepare students for college, career and civic readiness in the 21st century.”

ABOUT STARS GLOBAL PREPARATORY

STARS Global Preparatory is a nonprofit school with a unique Enriched Character Education and Service-Learning Model through real-life learning experiences that will enable all students to achieve academic success and civic leadership. The school will promote philanthropy education, teaching all students about civil, society, and the importance of giving time, talent, and treasure for the common good. The new school building will encompass the diversity of our city and will serve as a community campus. As well as an embrace, the different ways of learning; socially engage independent young people; enhance the self-esteem of students; and build their capacity for empathy, philanthropy, and civic awareness.

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