10 episodes

A unique collection of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Produced by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Upstanders help inspire us to be better citizens. A Starbucks original series narrated by SuChin Pak.

Upstanders Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    • Society & Culture

A unique collection of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Produced by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Upstanders help inspire us to be better citizens. A Starbucks original series narrated by SuChin Pak.

    The Hunger Hack

    The Hunger Hack

    In the United States, 40 percent of the food supply is wasted. College student Maria Rose Belding created a web-based solution that saves tens of thousands of pounds of food each year. 

    • 23 min
    Building Homes Building Lives

    Building Homes Building Lives

    After spending his teenage years in and out of jail, Robert Clark turned his life around. Now he’s committed himself to helping the at-risk youth of Newark do the same, by leading them in building homes for poor families. 

    • 17 min
    The Kids Who Killed an Incinerator

    The Kids Who Killed an Incinerator

    Seventeen-year-old Destiny Watford’s decision to stand up for her community and oppose the construction of an incinerator led to an improbable series of events that would stun her neighbors and everyone connected with the project. 

    • 15 min
    Employing the Full Spectrum

    Employing the Full Spectrum

    John D’Eri set out to find a job for his autistic son, Andrew. His journey led him to open a car wash where 85 percent of the employees are on the autism spectrum — and business is booming.

    • 15 min
    Breaking the Prison Pipeline

    Breaking the Prison Pipeline

    Susan Burton, who spent years in prison, is determined to keep other female ex-convicts from returning to prison by giving them a place to live that’s free of drugs, alcohol and abusive relationships. She has helped hundreds of them start new lives. 

    • 18 min
    A Warrior’s Workout

    A Warrior’s Workout

    Former pro football player David Vobora gave up a lucrative career in the NFL to work with wounded warriors. His workouts have brought them new strength and inspiration.

    • 20 min

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