Dear Juma Family,
I am thrilled to share the news that Juma was selected as one of the five National Seed Communities of the Obama Foundation’s inaugural My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge Competition!
As an awardee, Juma Atlanta joins a cohort of 18 other organizations leading the nation in improving the lives of boys and young men of color. Over the next two years, we will continue to grow the YouthConnect program and are excited to partner together with the Fulton County MBK Task Force to reduce youth violence, provide second chances and expand mentorship opportunities for our young men across Atlanta. We are looking forward to partnering with local government, our corporate employer partners and community-based organizations in Atlanta to help set boys and young men of color on a career trajectory toward a living wage, ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty.
In addition to providing seed funding, this opportunity will also allow Juma to meet, collaborate, and build community as part of this dynamic cohort. We look forward to working with the MBK Alliance team and leveraging partners to have success in Atlanta and building this important national movement that will ensure all of our boys and young men of color can achieve their dreams.
The recognition of our work by such a prestigious foundation is a tremendous honor, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of the Juma family and helping us make possible possible.
Adriane Armstrong, CEO