“Virginia Tenpenny, vice president of Global Social Impact at Starbucks and executive director of The Starbucks Foundation, said that Starbucks () sees the program as a way to keep employees happy. The fellows are spread across stores, and Tenpenny hopes they will talk up the program to their colleagues.
“When employees are ‘engaged in communities and they feel connected, they’re going to stay with Starbucks longer,’ Tenpenny said. . . .
“The pilot program launched last week. More than 200 people applied, Points of Light said.
“If all goes well, a new cohort will be selected for the fall of 2019, Tenpenny said. Ideally, Starbucks will expand the program beyond 36 people. This year’s fellows are hourly employees and are eligible for Starbucks benefits.”
FULL STORY published August 23, 2018 via CNN|Money