Downtown Streets Team

Mission: Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women.Founded in 2005, Downtown Streets Team is now beautifying seven Bay Area communities: Hayward, Novato, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael and Sunnyvale, with more on the way. We now serve over 750 unhoused men and women a year with almost 50 staff members and growing. Our goal is to end homelessness in our lifetime: one community at a time.

Approach: In order to expand their project to fight homelessness, Downtown Streets Team has partnered with Full Circle Fund. This engagement might aid in developing and integrating a sustainable business model to scale their new coffee KARTMA program. In addition, the partnership can work to improve storytelling in order to take advantage of positive inputs received from patrons, baristas (graduates of DST), and potential donors.


  • Product testing

  • Branding and marketing strategy

  • Business plan development



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