Goodwill’s mission is to change lives through the power of work and stands ready to help veterans make their transition to civilian life. Starbucks, Walmart Foundation and JPMorgan Chase partner with Goodwill® by funding services and programs that help improve the lives and futures of veterans.
Starbucks Community Store
This relationship is part of Starbucks strategic commitment to develop a comprehensive hiring platform for veterans and active duty spouses. Starbucks will be focusing on establishing an internal infrastructure to support at least 10,000 hires in the next five years. As part of their initiative, Starbucks will be opening five Veterans Community Stores to help fund local nonprofit programs that support veterans re-entering the workforce. One of these stores is in San Antonio (located at 8227 State Hwy 151), as part of a relationship with Goodwill of San Antonio and in support of its Veterans Outreach Programs, which will prepare and place transitioning veterans across San Antonio into the workforce and help them transition to civilian life.
One of its Veterans Outreach Program is Operation: GoodJobs, which provides a variety of services to empower military veterans with the tools they need to find employment, succeed in the workplace and permanently support their families. Operation: GoodJobs enables Goodwill of San Antonio to work with business partners to match veterans with employers, and provide them with job search assistance and free employment placement, screening, and support services, including child care, nutrition advice and transportation. Each participant in the Operation: GoodJobs program receives a complete career assessment and an individualized development plan. Veterans are encouraged to include their spouses and other family members in the program so Goodwill® can holistically support their personal and financial goals.