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Starbucks initiatives create opportunities for veterans and military spouses, and pave the way for similar efforts on behalf of youth and refugees.
Coffee farmers in Colombia faced challenges maintaining their crops during the country’s 50-year civil war. An alliance between Starbucks and the U.S. Embassy, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is now helping farmers refocus on their crops with an emphasis on coffee quality.
Mountlake Terrace has appeared at Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz nearly every year. The trick to getting invited back annually, the school’s band director has learned, is to never take it for granted.
Midnite Confection's Cupcakery, owned and operated by Sandra McNeil and her son, Aaron, was selected as the key supplier for a special Starbucks store as part of the company’s overall commitment to work with women- and minority-owned businesses in urban areas.
East Baltimore Starbucks is the fifth opened as part of a national initiative bringing cafés and training programs to 15 diverse low- to medium-income communities by 2018.
Starbucks volunteers help to staff United Way of King County Community Resource Exchange, connecting essential services to people experiencing homelessness.
Starbucks announced a $100,000 commitment to Malala Fund’s Gulmakai Network, an initiative that will support the work of education champions in developing countries and speed up progress toward secondary education for girls around the world.
As the Starbucks in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York, marks its first anniversary, a student in a YMCA job training program hosted at the store reflects upon his growth and career plans.