Urban Star

Empowering Communities and Changing Lives

The Star Project, a program of the Broome County Urban League (a non-profit organization), partnered with and managed by The Star Group, Inc. is a new and exciting project geared towards assisting disadvantaged participants towards maximizing their potential and achieving self-sufficiency through work experience and on-the-job training, in the operation of a recycling center and thrift store.

Participants will learn the basic skills of a retail associate position by providing outstanding customer service, assisting potential patrons in selecting goods, recommending and demonstrating products, stocking shelves, arranging product displays and much more. Encouraging and educating is our objective - in 2011 Broome County's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assisted 924 employable adults, out of which 665 entered employment. We hope to continue to bring the employed numbers up by promoting programs, such as ours.