Rebecca Scott – STREAT Social Enterprise

Published

11

Oct

2017

Rebecca Scott

Changing the World Through Social Enterprise

Rebecca Scott is the co-founder and chief executive of STREAT, a social enterprise that operates cafés, coffee carts and a coffee roastery in Melbourne.

Since launching STREAT in late 2008, Scott and her team have created eight businesses, helped more than 520 young people by providing over 50,000 hours of support and training, and served more than 1.5 million customers.

In September, STREAT opened the doors of its most daring venture yet: a $6.5 million youth training and hospitality site in Cromwell Street, Collingwood boasting a 100 seat cafe, artisan bakery, state-of-the-art kitchen and coffee roastery plus spaces for events and community activities. The site was gifted to STREAT on a 50-year lease at $5 a year by STREAT supporter and Flight Centre co-founder, Geoff Harris, who purchased the property for $2.5 million in 2013.

Not only will the new site help STREAT train 365 young people each year, it’s also opened up new opportunities for doing good in STREAT’s four key impact areas: People, Planet, Profit and Performance.

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