Starbucks Helps Baristas Earn College Degrees
I’ll drink to this. The coffee giant’s College Achievement Plan is an innovative initiative from CEO Howard Schultz — who grew up in public housing — and the head of Arizona State University, Michael Crow. It offers baristas scholarships and tuition reimbursement as they work toward online college degrees. They even get assigned personalized “success coaches” and are under no obligation to stay with the company after finishing their studies. I hope more employers will begin investing in employees to give hardworking Americans a chance at fuller, richer lives.