Shining Stars Network

Making the Special Needs Community Shine

Our Mission

Shining Stars Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that specializes in shining a light on the special needs community by finding ways to showcase their many talents.

We host inclusive events that provide opportunities for people with and without special needs to come together.

We create experiences that enhance the lives of people within the special needs community.

Everyone deserves the chance to showcase their abilities and talents as it offers a chance to connect with their community.

Who We are

Shining Stars Network was founded by the Curci family to provide a platform for the special needs community to showcase their many talents!

Starting as a local talent show in Cranford, N.J., Shining Stars Network has grown into a charity that offers events all year round, currently serving members of 7 New Jersey Counties.


What We Do

Our aim to to create inclusive experiences to benefit our Shining Stars and the local community.

We are proud that we open doors for friendships between people with special needs and their typically developing peers. Our doors are always open for anyone looking to help us make the special needs community shine!

We’re always happy to talk about our programs and services. 

We need your support to do our work — contact us to learn how you can volunteer or donate.


Who We Help

Currently serving members of 7 New Jersey Counties, we work with all individuals with any form of IEP (Individual Education Program).

We also provide opportunities for volunteers to mentor our Shining Stars as buddies. These buddies help grow our Shining Stars confidence and also learn more about themselves and the world around them.

Our Goals

Our long term goal is to provide programs to all individuals with special needs in the USA to allow them a platform to show the world just how talented they are!

Our short term goal is to expand our reach to the entire special needs community in New Jersey and the New York Tri-State area.

We are continuing to expand the platform of what we do and are proud of every new step we take to show the world how talented our Shining Stars are!

Help Us Reach Our Goals

We need your support as we continue to grow our mission..
From donations to helping us run our programs, we rely on community support.

Here are a few ways you can help today.

Get in Touch


Interested in what we are doing? Contact us to learn more about what we do and how you can get more involved!


Send Us A Message


Shining Stars Network
24 Georgia St, Cranford, NJ 07016
908-992-1779

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