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A Note from our CEO, Adriane Armstrong: Dear Juma Community, In our 25th anniversary year, I have taken the opportunity to reflect on Juma’s legacy.  My own story with Juma began in 2003, when a mentor helping me apply to an internship shared a sample cover letter—a cover letter of her own application to work […]

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Partnerships with Centerplate and a $200,000 grant from Bank of America help advance economic mobility through meaningful employment and workforce development programming. SEATTLE–Juma Ventures today unveils its latest effort to expand workforce development and employment for Seattle’s low-income youth with the opening of its new Boba Tea stand. Co-located with Juma’s other venue Caffe Vita […]

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Thank You to our Recent Funders

  We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received this quarter. 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: Bank of America Foundation BlackRock Bravo Foundation Eucalyptus Foundation Gap Foundation German Protestant Orphan Asylum […]

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Lights, Camera, Juma!

As a recipient of NBC Bay Area’s Project Innovation grant, which supports high impact, innovative programs that are creating change in local communities, Juma has been featured in a number of recent NBC broadcasts. In late January, we were one of three organizations showcased on NBC Bay Area’s  Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, a […]

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In January 2017, Juma expanded its social enterprise to Texas, partnering with Levy Restaurants and launching operations at the Toyota Center and BBVA Compass stadium in Houston and the American Airlines Center in Dallas. A year later we look back at the year that was. ALEXIS GUNN, Houston Site Director The Year in Houston: 2017 […]

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Making 2018 the Best. Year. Ever.

What Our Youth are Excited about in the New Year. The Juma Leadership Council, a group of Bay Area youth, who meet regularly to build and maintain the community among fellow Juma youth, met for the first time in 2018 one recent afternoon in January. Kevin Guzman, the San Francisco Youth Development Coordinator who advises […]

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Juma Ventures Announces New CEO

Dear Juma Ventures community, As Juma’s National Board Chairman and on behalf of the CEO Search Committee, I am thrilled to announce that, after an extensive national search, Adriane Armstrong has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Juma Ventures, effective December 1, 2017. Adriane has been a part of the Juma family for over a […]

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Seattle’s Winning Streak

Fresh from the success of Juma Seattle’s second-annual All-Star Benefit in September, Mason J. Moore, Seattle site director, started gearing up for another big night, this time at the Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards, which honors Washington state businesses and organization that have made a meaningful social impact on their communities. Juma Seattle received top […]

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Juma Receives a Kresge Foundation Grant

This past September, Juma learned that it had been selected by the Kresge Foundation as one of thirteen path-breaking organizations for an inaugural cohort that will continue to develop innovative approaches to human services. The initiative is part of Kresge’s focus on the advancement of human services to accelerate social and economic mobility for people […]

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Just shy of high school graduation, Xavier dropped out of school so that he could move in with a girl and start working. “Dumbest decision I ever made,” the twenty-year-old says now.  “Nothing works out for you when you do that. I learned from my mistakes.” Born in Portland, raised in Vancouver and living the […]

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