Meet Espresso Patronum: The First Barista Graduates of 2019!

YouthCare’s Barista Training and Customer Service Program, run in partnership with FareStart, graduated its first cohort of 2019 on Friday afternoon! YouthCare’s Barista program is an eight-week training program that helps young people gain the skills needed to thrive on a team, engage with customers, and rock job interviews—all while learning how to make expertly… Read More of “Meet Espresso Patronum: The First Barista Graduates of 2019!”

Expanded Investments in Youth Employment

The Schultz Family Foundation has launched a new youth employment initiative called 100,000 Opportunities. Based off the successful model of YouthCare’s Barista Training and Customer Service Program, the foundation plans to spend $30 million to train young people and secure jobs for them at companies such as Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, Porch.com and Microsoft. In their endorsement… Read More of “Expanded Investments in Youth Employment”

Learning from the Best: Starbucks’ Interview Program

For nine years, volunteers from Starbucks Coffee Company have been helping us prepare young people for life by conducting mock interviews with students in our Barista Training and Education Program, a partnership between YouthCare and FareStart. For the past five years, Store Manager Cole Poppsinger has coordinated the effort, and it’s grown immensely in that… Read More of “Learning from the Best: Starbucks’ Interview Program”

Starbucks, Schultz Family Fund National Expansion of Barista Program

The Seattle Times’ Angel Gonzalez shares the good news about the Barista Training and Education Program, founded ten years ago as a partnership between YouthCare and FareStart: The Schultz Family Foundation and Starbucks are committing $3.4 million to launch in other states a well-established Seattle program that trains at-risk youth as baristas to build skills… Read More of “Starbucks, Schultz Family Fund National Expansion of Barista Program”