22 Apr '15, 4pm

Jenna's journey with @starbucksjobs - from homeless to #Starbucks partner (employee).

Not too long ago, Jenna Williams was on the other side of a Starbucks counter. The 23 year old recalled many days she’d come into the downtown Denver Starbucks store just to get warm. “I always asked the baristas if it was okay for me to sit inside for a few minutes, or if they were busy I’d stand out of the way in a corner,” Williams said. “I never wanted to bother people in the Starbucks. In fact, I never wanted to be a bother to anyone.” Today, she’s wearing a green apron, pulling espresso shots, and laughing with customers in the same store she used to huddle in on the cold, snowy Denver days when she had no place to call home. The road from homelessness to full-time employment isn’t easy, but it’s one that nonprofits and Starbucks are working to pave for thousands of young adults often referred to as Opportunity Youth – those between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not ...

Full article: https://news.starbucks.com/news/from-homeless-to-starbuck...

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