Starbucks announced this week that it is proudly featuringJust Mercy in its stores this summer as part of its commitment to fostering productive and meaningful conversations about inclusion and diversity.
Promoting Just Mercy is one component of the company’s “Opportunity for All” initiative, through which Starbucks has committed to hiring over the next three years at least 10,000 young Americans who are currently disengaged from school and work. Starbucks will work with other companies to collectively engage at least 100,000 young people by 2018.
In addition, Starbucks College Achievement Plan offers 100 percent tuition reimbursement to more than 140,000 full-time and part-time partners (employees) to earn their bachelor’s degrees. The company aims to graduate 25,000 partners through this program. Starbucks has also committed to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.
Starbucks will donate all of its profits to EJI for every copy of Just Mercy sold at a Starbucks store.
EJI is honored and thrilled that Starbucks is supporting our work and sharing Just Mercy with its partners and customers. Please visit Starbucks.com to learn more about its Opportunity for All program.