Starbucks opening a new store at a university building may not seem like a big deal. But the next store to open at Johns Hopkins is set to be one of the latest sites of a unique concept that provides job training to youth.
The location is set to open in 2017 in the ground floor of a new biotech center at 1812 Ashland Ave, BBJ reports. They’ll be looking to hire 16-24 year olds who are out of work in school. The coffee shop will have a built-in classroom for job training, where Starbucks will provide job training. There’s also an opportunity to get access to scholarships for an online degree at Arizona State University.
Baltimore is one of five cities where the program will expand next year. The announcement came as the chain opened a similar store in Englewood, Chicago. In that community, Starbucks is also committing to sell baked goods from local businesses.