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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

We are so grateful for the support we’ve received in the first quarter of the year. Because of your support, our youth are able to realize personal and social change through job opportunities, financial capability, and academic assistance. We appreciate support from the following: Gap Foundation Walther Foundation Oracle Quest Foundation Friedman Family Foundation EARN

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Houlay (pictured second from the right) learned about Juma Seattle through a flyer posted on a bulletin board at her high school–Global Connections–and she decided to join Juma because she needed help saving money for college. She also wanted a first job that would get her out of the house and experiencing life. Of her […]

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For our youth and our communities, 2017 has been a challenge that is overwhelming at times. Juma recently held a listening session with some of our youth in our San Francisco office and they were confused, angry and scared about the state of the country. They worried about the status of immigrants in the U.S., […]

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Last year, Juma launched YouthConnect in Seattle–a support program that provides work, financial capability training and career development coaching to young people who are disconnected from school and the workforce. It starts with a job in our social enterprise at Safeco Field, through which youth gain experience, learn soft skills and begin to build a […]

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Juma Thanks You

We are so grateful for the extraordinary amount of support we received at the end of 2016! Because of your support, youth like Rachel are able to realize personal and social change through job opportunities, financial capability, and academic assistance. See how you are making an impact on youth like Rachel here [VIDEO]. JPMorgan Chase Foundation REDF William […]

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Over five million young people across the nation are not in school or working. These disconnected youth lack opportunity, not talent. At the same time, there are millions of jobs going unfilled in the workplace as employers can’t find qualified applicants. With the help of UPS and Georgia Tech, Juma is launching a youth talent […]

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2016 was, thanks to your support, another year of unprecedented growth for Juma. We were able to expand our services to include Opportunity Youth, as well as, add new sites to our footprint. By year end, we employed nearly 1000 young men and women, setting them on a path toward permanent employment and financial well-being. […]

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A few months ago, we announced that Juma is working with Makers4Good and Alite Designs to develop an innovative backpack that would allow our youth vendors more ease and comfort while vending at the ballpark. Juma is committed to our youth having the best possible first-job experience and their comfort is key. One of our […]

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Earlier this month Frank C., one of our youth from Atlanta, was invited by the White House to attend the My Brother’s Keeper Summit in North Carolina and to be a part of ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ student forum with President Obama. The event included 200 young men and women of color from across the country, […]

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