Starbucks Launches Nationwide Initiative To Revitalize Communities

Starbucks has opened its first store in Englewood in the South Side of Chicago. The store is part of Starbucks nationwide initiative to support local economic development in at least 15 diverse, low- to- medium-income communities by 2018. Three such locations have already opened in Ferguson, Phoenix and the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, NY. Similar to those stores, the new location in Englewood will support efforts to revitalize the community by creating meaningful local jobs, providing a unique in-store job skills training program for youth, and investing in local minority-owned contractors and suppliers.
Starbucks also announced plans to expand the initiative to Baltimore, Birmingham, Long Beach, CA, Miami, and Seattle.