Community Is Core Of New Starbucks In White Center, WA

Starbucks has opened a store in White Center, WA, an area 10 miles south of Seattle, that is part of the company’s initiative to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the U.S. by 2018, partnering with area nonprofit organizations to provide in-store job-skills training for youth, and working with local women- and minority-owned suppliers. It is the seventh such store to open in the country.
Rodney Hines, Director, U.S. Social Impact for Starbucks, said, “When we look at where our stores are in the U.S., there is a gap in our presence in lower income, diverse communities. This is an opportunity for us and for these communities.”