The SUPERSTAR Foundation is now accepting applications for organizations who are interested in identifying and rewarding their highest performing direct service workers!
We help partners incoroprate a Supersar Award into their employee recognition programs, and together, we make a cash award to an exceptional individual working on the front lines.Learn more about Becoming a Partner Download Brochure
“ Working at the Center for Employment Opportunities with justice involved individuals is such an honor. There is an amazing feeling when assisting individuals assimilating back into society and obtaining full time employment. In my community as well as my own family, understanding and assisting with the challenges and roadblocks of those striving to become a productive citizen is extremely humbling. I’m truly honored to be this years recipient of the Super Star Award! ”
“ Receiving this award means so much to me because it validates the work and mission that I am lucky enough to be a part of. Working with young adults with system involvement, and helping them navigate through a broken system is not easy, so it is the greatest feeling to be recognized for this work. To know that evaluating their performance and tracking their data really helps them find measurable outcomes and move their lives forward is why I do what I do, and go above and beyond this work, every single day. ”
“ It is such a privilege to receive this award. Being part of this organization has taught me to work with dedication, perseverance, gratitude and empathy in service of the young people who most need it. I feel so blessed that the organization I care for so deeply appreciates my work and this motivates me to keep doing even better for my young people every single day. ”
“ Janie is an exceptional and enthusiastic Friend. She cares deeply for her children and families and goes above and beyond to ensure their needs are met. Janie consistently meets with each youth and supports their caregivers by linking them to resources, serving as a role model, providing emotional support and much more. She is constantly recognized by school staff for her advocacy and supporting parents to become more engaged in their child's education. She takes her role as a Friend very seriously and it is evident through her work with her youth and families and the progress they have made. ”
The Superstar Foundation was founded in 2007 with a two-fold mission:
As health, education and social services continue to progress towards better measurement of outcomes, the Superstar Foundation believes that transformative relationships and a commitment to data-based decision making at the level of engagement is the key to all long-term, sustainable improvement in the lives of those we serve.
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