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Paying it Forward: Essence’s Juma Journey

on August 24, 2021

Essence was always driven to succeed. At age fourteen she found her first summer job through a youth program run by the City of Seattle. When at sixteen she heard about Juma from a counselor at school, she knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. “When I found out about Juma I was […]

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When It’s Ok Not to Be Ok: Juma Tackles Self-Care with Credible Mind

on August 24, 2021

School work, grades, exams, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, college and career decisions to be made–even before the pandemic, Juma Youth were balancing extraordinary demands on their time and energy. Add to that the stressors of living in or coming from a background of an underserved community–lack of access to resources, financial struggles, living further from […]

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Girl Power in Seattle

on August 24, 2021

As stadiums and venues across the country reopen after a long season of shuttered doors, in Seattle, girl power is leading the way. An all-female crew of four Cart Leads and a new Assistant Enterprise Manager are paving the way for Juma youth in Seattle to earn, learn, connect, and ultimately, thrive. “I’m excited to […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on August 23, 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: A.T. KearneyBank of America FoundationBank of the WestBBVABlackRockBravo FoundationCharles Schwab BankCity National […]

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A New Social Enterprise from Juma: Steep Creamery

on August 4, 2021

Dear Juma Community, It is with great excitement that I share with you today that Juma has added a new social enterprise to our roster: Steep Creamery, an ice cream and boba tea store located in the bustling heart of SoMa, two blocks from Oracle Park in San Francisco.  This is an exciting development for […]

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Stronger Together: Juma and Seattle Good Business Network

on May 31, 2021

On a busy Saturday morning in Seattle, Kenneth, a Juma Youth, stands behind the counter at a bakery cart full of specialty pet treats. A line of customers wait eagerly for their turn to check out the pastry case—tails wagging. Kenneth is an intern with The Seattle Barkery. Through a partnership between Juma Seattle and […]

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Imagining the ‘Paw’-sibilities: Kenneth’s Juma Story

on May 31, 2021

Before the pandemic, Kenneth wanted to work to help his family, but without any experience, he wasn’t able to find a job. When lockdowns began, he took advantage of the online learning opportunities offered by Juma, which not only helped him to get job ready, but also improved his wellbeing by keeping him connected to […]

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Juma’s National Board of Director’s Welcomes Angela Du and Cheryl K. House

on May 31, 2021

We are excited to welcome Angela Du and Cheryl K. House to Juma’s National Board of Directors: Angela Du is currently an investor at SoftBank Investment Advisors. Since joining SoftBank, Angela has worked on the firm’s investments in Aurora, Uber, Bytedance, Berkshire Grey, and Boston Dynamics. She is actively focused on new investments in the […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on May 31, 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: A.T. KearneyAlaska AirlinesBank of America FoundationBBVABlackRockCharles Schwab BankCity National BankFulton County GovernmentHuman […]

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Seattle Assistant Enterprise Manager (Part Time)

on May 13, 2021

Organizational Profile: Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry’s Shop in San Francisco, Juma’s initial business, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience […]

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