We are thrilled to announce that four new members have joined Juma’s National Board of Directors. We’re excited about the passion and the professional experience they each bring to the board to help Juma grow our mission to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way work, education and financial capability for youth across America.
Lulue Burton, who has worked at both publicly traded tech companies and start-ups, is a Juma alumna who brings to the board an intimate insider’s perspective on our youth that will help inform and improve our programs to best serve them.
Christopher Lee, a VP Head of Sponsorships at U.S. Bank, brings a wealth of experience in brand partnerships and social engagement, and will make an incredible contribution to our marketing efforts.
Jane Thornton, a longtime community volunteer who has worked in the nonprofit sector and as a mentor will provide great insight as we build our volunteer program for YouthConnect.
Ali Pace, who comes from LinkedIn, where she’s a Customer Success Manager, will help Juma by leveraging her recruiting expertise while also advising on strategies to get youth ready to join and succeed in the job market and explore how social capital increases career opportunities for our youth.