Starbucks and Urban League join forces
Stores to fund nonprofits
The Los Angeles Urban League and the Harlem-based Abyssinian Development Corp. announced this year that for a three-year period, Starbucks will donate a minimum of $100,000 out of the profits from two of its stores to each of the nonprofit groups for use to help bolster programs in the communities the organizations serve.
In Los Angeles, the bustling Starbucks at Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street will serve as the focal point, and a location at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue in New York will support Abyssinian.
“Starbucks is partnering with two organizations doing heroic work to address the economic, social and education challenges in their communities,” said Howard Schultz, president, chairman and CEO, Starbucks Coffee Co. “These two partnerships are intended to help us learn how our company can successfully join with change-making community organizations in a localized, coordinated and replicable way.”
“Starbucks is taking the lead in very tough economic times. They fully recognize and appreciate the need for collaboration between forward-thinking organizations from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors,” said Blair H. Taylor, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League.
He further stated that Schultz and his company recognize the vital role Starbuck can play in rebuilding communities. Taylor also mentioned that the newly formed partnership will be replicated across the nation with other non-profits and community organizations.
The program began in October, and according to Urban League spokesperson Chris Strudwick-Turner, the funding will allow the non-profit to do some things it has not been able to do in this shaky economic climate.
STARBUCKS - Starbucks will donate a minimum of $100,000 of the annual profits generated by one of its Crenshaw District stores to the Los Angeles Urban League as part of a new partnership announced today to promote community development.
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The 40th Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Dinner will celebrate a “Spirit of Service,” according to Los Angeles Urban League President-CEO Nolan V. Rollins. The event is set for April 26, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Los Angeles Urban League is accepting applications for four $5,000 scholarships sponsored by Mattel, and the deadline to submit a packet is Monday March 25 at 5 p.m.
There are three open-ended scholarships of $5,000 each, and another one for the same amount specifically targeting students at Crenshaw High School.
Contact Nailah Lee for complete details at, 3450 Mount Vernon Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008 or (323) 299-9660 ext. 2208.
The Frederick K.C. Price III Schools is partnering with Stepping in the Right Direction to host “The Black College Fair,” a free Historically Black College and University (HBCU) college fair on Saturday, Dec., 15, 2012, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair will feature more than 45 HBCUs from around the country, including Spelman College, Howard University, Morehouse College, Hampton University and Xavier University. The fair will be held in Crenshaw Christian Center’s Youth Activity Center of Price Schools. The church is located at 7901 S. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.