We Build Community.

Learn how we do it.


Our Core Mission

Starfire is a groundbreaking organization working to empower emerging leaders to build community and inclusion alongside people with developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. We do this by increasing social connectivity through meaningful relationships and by working to remove barriers to opportunities in the community where people can be known for their gifts, not their disability. 



An Interview with
The Melnyk Clement Family

Clifton now has a Pop Up Puppy Party (PUPP) each month at a privately owned lot on Ludlow Ave. It’s built around community and being good neighbors. Cassandra, Nestor, Troy and Sophia are a close-knit family whose initial goal was to do something cool in their neighborhood.   Learn More


Download our 2017-2018 Annual Report “MORE”

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Our work is all about relationships. Starfire supports 100 people with developmental disabilities and their families each year.

Starfire supports people with developmental disabilities experiencing loneliness by connecting them to people and ways to share their passions in the community. On average people beginning our program have only 1 or 2 close community friendships. Our work is to change that picture.