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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on August 4, 2020 by Juma Ventures

We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received in the first half of 2020. Because of your support, our youth are able to realize personal and social change through financial capability and academic assistance. We appreciate the support from the following: Alaska Airlines Amazon AmazonSmile Autodesk Bank of America Foundation Bank of the West […]

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Juma Unites: Creating a Forum for Youth in the Face of Social Injustice

on July 27, 2020 by Juma Ventures

On May 25th, George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On May 26th, protests erupted through the city. In the days to follow, protests spread across America and the world, uniting people in demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality. For Juma youth, most of whom identify […]

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Exploring New Employment Pathways for Youth

on July 27, 2020 by Juma Ventures

In 1993, Juma’s founders saw a need among homeless youth in San Francisco and sought to fill it. They opened Juma’s first business, a Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop, where youth could work, earn income, and learn essential skills to move toward middle-wage careers. Since then the social enterprise has been at the epicenter of […]

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Finding Flexibility and Strength in Hardship: Taquisha’s Juma Story

on July 27, 2020 by Juma Ventures

As an experienced cashier, Taquisha knew what to expect from most jobs, but when she found Juma, she was surprised. When she saw all that Juma had to offer, she knew the program would be different from previous roles. At her Juma interview, she immediately felt comfortable enough to ask questions and be herself. She […]

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Thank You for Supporting Juma Youth

on June 11, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Over the course of the last three months, the rituals and habits that once made up our daily routines have suddenly come to a halt. We had no idea what life would look like for our organization or our youth during the COVID era, but one reality was abundantly clear: work would not be an […]

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Support in the Face of Injustice

on June 3, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Dear Friend, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the impact of recent and on-going events on our Juma community, particularly for our BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) youth and colleagues.   As many have suggested, the tragic killing of George Floyd is just one of the incidents fueling this civil unrest. We […]

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Coming Together Through Crisis: Good News from Juma

on May 7, 2020 by Juma Ventures

March 11th, 2020 was the day that everything changed for Juma.  Before any of the shelter-in-place orders were issued, before many were watching global pandemic breaking news around the clock — that was the day that stadium closures were announced.  That was the day that mattered for Juma. In the days that followed, we decided […]

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Your Support is Making an Impact

on May 1, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Last week, we provided you a snapshot of the promising numbers from our first week of virtual programming. Youth engagement remains incredibly high, and thanks to you, many are starting to feel a sense of emotional and financial relief. This week, we are excited to shine the spotlight on one of our youth from San […]

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Juma’s National Board of Directors Welcomes Caroline Dechert, Susan Hopkinson, and Lori A. Rianda

on April 30, 2020 by Juma Ventures

We are excited to welcome Caroline Dechert, Susan Hopkinson and Lori A. Rianda, to Juma’s National Board of Directors: Caroline Dechert is a Vice President on the healthcare investing team at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm, and prior to that worked at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division. She will […]

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Together, We Are Bringing Back To Our Youth The Opportunity To Earn, Learn and Connect – Thank You!

on April 23, 2020 by Juma Ventures

I hope this message finds you safe, healthy and strong. Many of us are entering our second month of shelter in place, and although we find ourselves constantly rewriting “the new norm” of our day to day life, our core work has not stopped. Thanks to our dedicated staff, generous donors, and tenacious youth, our […]

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