Since the very beginning, serving our community has been a core part of Starbucks mission. These local relationships are such an important part of engaging our customers and serving our neighborhoods. Being a Community Champion takes more than just engaging in community service. It’s taking an active, ongoing part in our communities, understanding what matters locally and making a difference there. It’s caring for the planet and each other and recognizing how it all comes together to build the business and create impact.
Community Champions demonstrate how to “inspire and nurture the human spirit one neighborhood at a time” by uplifting the everyday in our communities. Building strong relationships and teams that cultivate connection, creating an impact and strengthening their neighborhoods and business at the same time. Community Champions lead and inspire others to get involved—and make a difference by demonstrating how to make an impact every day.
Download the Community Champion Nomination Form
All Starbucks partners are eligible to be nominated for a Community Champion award (U.S. and Canada).
District managers should present their Community Champion nominees to their regional director each quarter. If store managers have an hourly partner they would like to recognize, they should work with their district manager to nominate.
Any partner can nominate a Community Champion with VP approval.
Regional directors and their team of district managers select and approve one Community Champion recipient per area, per quarter.
Any partner can nominate a Community Champion with VP approval
One Community Champion recipient per area, per quarter.
No restriction on number of awards rewarded.
VPs approve Community Champion nominations once a quarter.
Recipients of the Community Champion award will receive the following: