EO Starling Project

Committed to driving forward gender parity and developing the leadership pipeline, the EO Starling Project pairs collegiate women who have arrived as refugees with mentors in the Treasure Valley. Trained mentors and project staff assist mentees in building professional networks, acquiring and honing new skills, accessing new spaces, and creating personal and professional growth opportunities.

When thousands of starlings come together, flying in swooping, intricately coordinated patterns, a mesmerizing murmuration results. This intricate movement happens when an individual starling communicates with its seven closest neighbors. We hope you will help us grow this movement by supporting the empowerment of these emerging women leaders, and, therefore, our collective future.

Join us! 

Email cstrong@jannus.org for more information about our upcoming cohort.

Be a Mentor
The EO Starling project provides an opportunity to join a community of women who are dedicated to building a positive future for our communities and the world.

  • Share your experience and wisdom, and learn from the wisdom of others
  • Feel the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of young women

Do you have a strong commitment to changing our world through the empowerment of women and girls?

Online Mentor Application Here.

Starling News


Spread Your Wings and Soar
Are you a young woman between the ages of 18 and 25 that came to the US as a refugee? Are you currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the Treasure Valley? Interested in bettering your future, your community, and beyond?

Online Mentee Application Here.

To learn more about the EO Starling project or discuss fundraising and financial support please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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