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How Starbucks' 100k Opportunities Launch Demonstrated a Belief That Young People in Chicago Matter

Paul Kendrick | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

A woman who has worked with young people in Chicago her whole career walked into the convention center room at McCormack Place on August 12 and started to cry. Looking around, she couldn't believe something that looked like this was being done for the kids she loves.

Making Sure the Cup Stays Full at Starbucks: Leveraging Narratives from to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Sophie Sakellariadis

Employee engagement in the retail industry has long been an uphill battle, but Starbucks has been a trailblazer in the field, pioneering generous health benefits, tuition support, and long-term career development programs. But are these efforts paying off?

The Democrats Need a Horse Race

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

The Democratic Party needs a horse race for its presidential nomination for 2016. They require the energy that a serious multi-candidate field brings to the electoral cycle. Primary campaigns, after all, ought to do the following things for a political party.

As If Children Mattered

Michael Piraino | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Adults matter to children. Whether it is the earth, the seas, or the air we breathe, we cannot destroy our planet's assets and hope to survive, let alone prosper. These young at risk are also our "assets," whose untapped potential is being wasted.

Marina Fang

Starbucks To Announce Youth Jobs Program | Marina Fang | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Starbucks on Monday will announce a major new jobs program designed to combat youth unemployment, the company said. A collaboration with...

Leadership at Starbucks: An Extra-Hot Recipe for Growth

Laura Berger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

"Sylvia is here!" Everyone perked up as she came through the door and deliberately hugged them all. "Michael, how is your dog's leg?" "Shana, how is y...

It Will Take More Than a Cup of Coffee to Address the Thorny Issue of Race in America

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

Over the past couple weeks, much of the mainstream media and bloggersphere had been abuzz with frenzied commentary to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's efforts to encourage baristas to discuss the issue of race with customers.

Why the Starbucks #RaceTogether Campaign Is Misguided

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

I applaud Schultz for wanting to be socially conscious but that shouldn't include potentially forcing me to engage in a conversation of Starbucks' choosing. By doing so, the company is limiting my freedom of choice to discuss race when I want to, where I want to, and with whom I want to.

Starbucks Coffee, Tea, or My Deepest Thoughts

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

Will they linger longer to chat about their opinions about race, grab their coffee and leave, or go to the coffee shop down the block? That is a consumer choice.

Children's Letters to Starbucks Baristas

Spencer Green | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Dear Starbucks Barista: Does God exist and why does He allow so many bad things to happen in the world? --Suzanne

#RaceTogether -- A Coffee Cup's Impact

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Hilary Rosen

The reaction this campaign has been met with is why more corporate CEOs don't step out on social issues.

Starbucks Wants Employees To Start Conversations About Race With Customers

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices

An internal meeting with Starbucks employees held three months ago stirred a powerful discussion on race in America. It has since prompted the company...

Buying a Coffee for a Stranger -- An Open Letter to Howard Schultz

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

Dear Mr. Schultz, I want to suggest a way you can improve your bottom line while giving your customers a chance to give.

How the "Billionaire Boys Club" Shaped Education in 2014

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In today's educational landscape there are a lot of players vying for influence over the future of America's P-20 educational system. Of these players, none have been as influential as the "Billionaire Boys Club."

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Takes Powerful Step To Discuss Race With Employees

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging the company's 191,000 employees to talk about race in America and other issues raised by police killings o...

Howard Schultz Is Right About Our Veterans

Steven Fulop | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Too many veterans are un- or underemployed, and too many veterans are homeless. Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 veterans and active duty spouses over five years. In Jersey City, we will make sure no veteran is homeless by the end of 2015.

Sarah Harvard

Veterans Honored On National Mall With Concert For Valor | Sarah Harvard | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff was only 25 years old when he was killed in Iraq in December 2006. Three years later, Bill Kr...

How We Can Honor Our Vets Every Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.10.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Veterans Day is an important time to look for ways we can support these brave men and women in our own communities. It's an opportunity for all of us to remember the sacrifices our fellow citizens have made on our behalf, and to shine a bright light on their needs.

Starbucks Will Soon Deliver Your Latte To You

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select a...

Starbucks Unveils New 'Express' And Upscale Stores

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Sept 5 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Friday announced two new types of stores aimed at capturing the growing demand...

Starbucks Announces Price Hike

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to p...

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Obamacare Is 'A Net Positive'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

Despite its disastrous rollout, Obamacare has been a good thing overall, according to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. “I think it’s a net positi...

Starbucks Announces Plan Help Cover Tuition Costs For Workers

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.15.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a st...

Starbucks CEO To Donate $30 Million To Support PTSD Research For Veterans

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is making a large donation to help U.S. veterans. Schultz spoke to CBS Evening News on Wednesday and announced his pla...

Oprah's Big News: Teavana Oprah Chai!

OWN | Posted 03.20.2014 | OWN

Oprah shared a big announcement at the Starbucks shareholders' meeting on Wednesday: She has collaborated with Starbucks and the tea experts at Teavan...