Starbucks MENA Global Month of Service

An Opportunity for Starbucks Partners (Employees) and Customers to Connect and Serve Their Community.

Using our scale to inspire people to do good

In 2011 Starbucks declaired April as the Global Month of Service; an opportunity for Starbucks partners around the world to connect with customers and work together to serve their community. Since 2013, Starbucks in MENA has been actively involved in organizing city-wide community service projects and utilizing the business scale to create impact across the region as part of the Global Month of Service.

GMOS activities varied from one market to another based on the community needs: from renovating NGO facilities and schools and raising awareness about key social issues, to constructing public playgrounds that serve hundreds of children and young people, our partners have proactively identifying project ideas to serve their neighbourhods.

Celebrating Three Years of Community Service Through the Month of Service:
In 2015, Starbucks MENA concluded three years of Community Service through the this program. Below are the main hgihlights of our partners service throughout that journey:

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Providing Opportunity for Youth - 2016 Onwards:
As millions of young people across the Middle East & North Africa region find themselves without access to education and/or employment opportunities; such young individuals find themselves unable to face today’s challenging global and local economies, and contribute to their communities. Therefore, in 2015 Starbucks globally introduced its "Opportunity Youth" agenda aiming to create pathways to opportunity for young people.

In the MENA region, Starbucks introduced "Opportunity Cafe" in April of 2016 as part of the youth agenda with the aim to bridge youth and opportunty at Starbucks stores. Through partnerships with specialized organizations, Opportunity Cafe brings experts on youth employability, education and entrepreneurship to stores in neighbourhoods across the region to share knowledge and resources with local youth over a cup of coffee.

For more information about this project please contact us at: csr@mena.starbucks.com