Fueling Economic Development in Urban Communities

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EMPLOYMENT

TeaSquares employs young adults from underserved communities throughout Chicago.

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PARTNERSHIP

We partner with companies including Facebook and Google to promote diversity in business.

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COMMUNITY

We believe in equitable business that supports our local economy and community.

Our social mission is tied in part to the location of the business: on West 75th Street in Englewood, an almost entirely African-American neighborhood that has struggled mightily with economic decline, population loss and violent crime over the past four decades. Tea Squares is part of a rising effort based on one of the tenets of the Good Food movement: that food businesses can play a catalytic role in restoring economic vitality to struggling communities (both urban and rural).

Fellowship Program

TeaSquares is launching an on-the-job training program hiring talented young adults with from underserved neighborhoods. We provide hands on experience across one of three verticals: sales, marketing and operations. At the end of the program, we either hire these young adults or we help them find a job elsewhere. We will hire 2-3 fellows at a time. Fellows will shadow a member of our team and have responsibilities within their vertical. Currently our fellowship program is full for 2017. Please check back for future updates.

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