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These Are Very Real Needs

on March 24, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Dear Juma Community,   Will you be there for our Juma Youth in these trying times?   At this time of great worry and uncertainty for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health.   Through what feels like a daily shift in recommendations, news, and our “new […]

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COVID-19 Update

on March 12, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Members of the Juma Community, Many of you have already felt the impact on our communities due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are writing to let you know that Juma Ventures is actively monitoring guidance from local government agencies, community partners & venue partners. Our number one priority is our youth, staff and volunteers’ health, safety […]

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Paving the Way to Work, Education, and Financial Capability for Youth Across America with Juma CEO Adriane Armstrong

on March 6, 2020 by Juma Ventures

 

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Thank You To Our Recent Funders

on December 5, 2019 by Juma Ventures

We are 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 the support from the following: TJX Foundation Charles Schwab Bank Uber FedEx Annie E. Casey Foundation Genentech Foundation Costco Charitable […]

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Juma Welcomes Chief Development Officer Andrea Coen

on December 5, 2019 by Juma Ventures

Andrea is a Bay Area native with 15 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing and strategic development. Prior to joining Juma Ventures, Andrea worked for diverse nonprofits across California, India and East Africa spanning issues such as disability rights, the visual arts and equal access to healthcare. She is passionate about pairing individuals and institutional partners with meaningful opportunities to […]

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The Magic of Mentorship: Paths to Possibility 2019

on December 2, 2019 by Juma Ventures

Science has shown that a single trusting and committed relationship with an adult can permanently alter a young person’s life outcomes and point the way to success. At Paths to Possibility 2019, Juma staff, Board, supporters, and friends came together to celebrate twenty-six years of fostering those relationships at Juma. Mentorship, alongside the tools to […]

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Learning and Evaluation: A Holistic & Scientific Approach to Data

on December 2, 2019 by Juma Ventures

The overarching goal of Juma’s Learning and Evaluation (LEV) team is simple: collect data to ensure Juma programs team, that is, those that work directly with youth, are having the right impact. But getting that data, interpreting it, and applying it to real lives takes a cross-disciplinary approach that touches every team. With the guiding […]

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Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead and Juma: Working Together to Build Bridges to Opportunity

on December 2, 2019 by Juma Ventures

At Juma, we strive to give youth from under-resourced communities an opportunity to earn an income, learn job and life skills, and connect to their next step forward toward a living-wage career. In partnership with Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead program, Juma youth in San Jose are finding that connection through paid internships at Gap, […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on September 9, 2019 by Juma Ventures

We are 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: Kaiser Permanente Bravo Foundation Citi Foundation Bank of the West Wells Fargo Foundation Alaska Airlines Foundation […]

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Looking for Work and Finding Self-Confidence: Steven’s Juma Story

on September 9, 2019 by Juma Ventures

  Steven began his Juma journey in a way many young people do: he needed a job, and Juma was one of the few places hiring youth with limited experience. But at Juma, he would find much more than just a paycheck. Read on to find out how Steven’s Juma experience gave him a new […]

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