Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz, select members of the community and the Leimert Park Starbucks staff (Photo credit: Malcolm Ali)

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Friday, June 25, the Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, paid a visit to the Starbucks on Crenshaw and Coliseum in Leimert Park.

As part of his visit, Starbucks invited select community members and staff to attend a private meeting to talk about Starbucks’ commitment to the community and to brainstorm ideas for future development in the Los Angeles area beyond.

Pictured from left to right are: Asantewa Olatunji, Pan African Film & Arts Festival General Manager, local artist Patrick Johnson, Starbucks Barista Tameko Aubry, community organizer Derek Haskell, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz, Crenshaw and Coliseum Store Manager Yolanda Reyna, political and communications consultant Jasmyne Cannick, and Starbucks Barista Alejandra Guerrevo.