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Starbucks invests in opportunities for all

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City Year Orlando and the Starbucks Foundation

City Year Orlando is proud to be selected as a recipient of The Starbucks Foundation’s 2018 Opportunity for All grant, and to receive funding for a fourth year. Opportunity for All grants support youth, veterans and their families, and refugees to gear them towards job readiness and education. Starbucks believes that investing in organizations focused on education and job readiness, like City Year, will support at-risk youth towards success in the global market.

With the support of Starbucks, City Year Orlando AmeriCorps members will serve in eight Orange County Public Schools during the 2018–19 school year. The corps of near-peer tutors and mentors serve all-day, every day, all-year to help at-risk youth reach their personal and academic goals.
City Year Orlando’s Executive Director, Jared Billings, stated: “Funding from The Starbucks Foundation speaks volumes to their mission to provide support and opportunities to all members of the community whether they be youth, veterans, or refugees. In step with Starbucks, we aim to push through barriers and provide an equal opportunity for Orlando students through education.”

“Opportunity for All grant recipients are selected with input from our partners (employees) who are passionate and involved in their communities. They guide us to make the most relevant investments in programs that address local needs and will make meaningful, lasting impacts,” – Virginia Tenpenny, Vice President of Global Social Impact at Starbucks and executive director at The Starbucks Foundation.

For more information on this grant announcement, please visit the Starbucks global Newsroom.

About The Starbucks Foundation

Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation strengthens communities around the world by advancing opportunities for youth, veterans, refugees and coffee, tea and cocoa farmers and their families, supporting communities affected by disaster, and promoting civic engagement. The Starbucks Foundation is a U.S. 501 (c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law, and receives funding primarily from Starbucks Corporation and private donations. Learn more about the Starbucks Foundation.

About City Year

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to 2 to 3 times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

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