Howard Schultz wants to introduce you to a better side of America.
The Starbucks executive chairman (and former CEO) believes the country isn’t just the one you see on TV or in your social feeds. It’s not just the dark times we’ve treaded since the 2016 presidential election, or the hate churning in and out of Washington.
It’s also the ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help others in their communities. And that’s exactly what the new season of Upstanders, Starbucks’ original series of short films, hopes to document.
Starbucks announced Upstanders Season 2 on Monday, which features 11 “stories” about Americans showing acts of courage and humanity across the country. From the executive chef who quit his job to start a restaurant staffed by former juvenile detention inmates, to the entrepreneur addressing poverty in his hometown, Upstanders offers little vignettes that will (hopefully) inspire you to give back, too. Read more…