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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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Last year, Juma launched our social enterprise operation at Yankee’s Stadium in New York and this year at Turner Field in Atlanta. This season, we are excited to be employing 140 opportunity youth at Yankee Stadium and 100 at Turner Field. We are proud to be serving opportunity youth who represent 5.6 million young people […]

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Juma is excited to share that after a rigorous national competition, we have been selected by REDF to join a national initiative to scale up the social enterprise field across the U.S. supported by the federal Social Innovation Fund. Juma will receive multi-year grant funding and business advisory services to create more jobs for opportunity […]

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