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Standing Strong Against Violence

on March 18, 2021

Dear Juma Community, From our inception, Juma Ventures has sought to promote the beauty and diversity of the young people we serve, as well as the diversity of the staff who make up the organization. As a community working to destroy systemic racism in our quest to achieve our vision of a workforce that is more […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on March 15, 2021

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 earning an income, learning career skills, and understanding financial capability. We appreciate the support from the following: Bank of America Foundation Comerica Bank Costco Charitable Giving Harvest Foundation Julia Burke FoundationKaiser PermanenteMorrison & […]

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Unapologetically Black: Juma Celebrates Black History Month with Inspiring Conversations and Community

on March 15, 2021

“What does it mean to be bold and powerful while balancing not wanting to be a threat, but also, not minimizing myself?”, posed Saunjah Brantley, a strategic change agent and coalition builder, at Unapologetically Black, a panel hosted by Juma in honor of Black History Month. Saunjah’s question on the nuances of boldness and taking […]

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Back in the Action: Juma’s First Stadium Shift of 2021

on March 15, 2021

It was January 21, 2021. In Houston, the pre-game energy was simultaneously familiar and strange. As Juma Youth began checking-in for their first in-person shift since the beginning of the pandemic, Ashlee, Juma Houston’s Social Enterprise Manager, felt nervous but also excited to see each familiar face. “It was kind of a rush. I took […]

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When Hard Work Pays Off: Brittany’s Juma Story

on March 15, 2021

Brittany grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana but almost as soon as she moved to Houston, Texas, it  began to feel like a second home. Like many young people, Brittany aspired to a bright future but needed to work in order to pay bills and rent while attending school. She got a job at her […]

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Embracing Differences with Juma CEO Adriane Armstrong on Career Curves Podcast

on December 4, 2020

Learn how Juma CEO Adriane Armstrong embraced the identifiers which made her different and took strategic steps to build a career centered around helping others on this episode of Career Curves Podcast. “I think one of the tenants in my life in general is that diverse perspectives are always helpful. And I always tried to […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on November 12, 2020

We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received this year. Because of your support, our youth are able to realize personal and social change through earning an income, learning career skills, and understanding financial capability. We appreciate the support from the following: Alaska AirlinesAmazonAmazonSmileAmerican International GroupAutodeskBank of America FoundationBank of the WestBBVABill and Melinda […]

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Taking a Chance on Hope: Cedrick’s Juma Story

on November 12, 2020

In February of 2020, Cedrick and his family were in a difficult position. His sister had just given birth but he and his brother-in-law were out of work. At the same time, COVID-19 was picking up steam in the United States and weakening the economy. Employers were cutting expenses to weather the coming storm, leaving […]

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An Exciting New Microventure from Juma

on November 12, 2020

When stadium closures were announced in March, our first priority became finding ways to continue providing our young people with employment and on-the-job learning opportunities. After months of research and brainstorming, with creative and logistical contributions from all sectors of the Juma team, we were able to launch our first new venture in over a […]

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Empowering Young People, One Vote at a Time

on November 12, 2020

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” For many of us, this quote from Mahatma Gandhi is a familiar concept, but for Juma Youth, it can be hard to figure out where to begin. From registering to vote to researching local candidates in down ballot races, to simply getting to the polls, […]

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