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HR Coordinator   Organizational Profile   Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America. In 1993, Juma  (www.juma.org) became the first nonprofit organization to own and operate a commercial franchise—a single Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop that provided 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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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

We are so 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: Costco Charitable Giving Barrios Trust Kresge Foundation Mighty Hive Northwest Area Foundation Smuin Ballet State Street Foundation TJX Foundation […]

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Juma’s Position on DACA

Dear Juma community, Juma exists to provide all youth with an opportunity to achieve a successful and fulfilling life, with the careers they wish to pursue. The recent decision by the Trump Administration to rescind protections provided for nearly 800,000 young people by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a disturbing and […]

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We are grateful to report that we’ve been in contact with our Juma family in Houston and Dallas since the terrible developments of Hurricane Harvey and all of our Juma Youth and colleagues and their families are safe. We will continue to stay in close communication as the storm continues to ravage the Gulf Coast. […]

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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

We are so 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: America’s Promise Alliance American Honda Foundation Bank of America Foundation Campbell Foundation Charles Schwab Bank Citi Foundation City of […]

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Recently,  we caught up with Lionel Shaw, founder and president of the EACH foundation. It’s not surprising that Lionel and EACH are big supporters of Juma, given both organizations are so alike when it comes to defying the status quo and reinventing the convention with respective models that are unique, innovative and effective.       […]

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Career advancement results from hard work, persistence, and often, a manager who advocates for your growth. Earlier this year, Juma kick-offed our partnership with Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead program, Gap Inc.’s flagship life skills and paid internship program. After completing Juma’s job-readiness training, 30 youth started a 10-week summer internship in nine Gap Inc. […]

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