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Finding the Silver Lining: Daniel’s Juma Story

on November 4, 2021

For Daniel, a senior in High School in San Francisco, the pandemic had already brought many challenges. After Daniel’s father, a restaurant cook, was laid off during the pandemic closures, the family decided to take in renters to help with bills. Unfortunately, a pipe burst in one of the tenant’s bathrooms, flooding the entire home. […]

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Investing in Youth Together: Juma and FedEx

on November 4, 2021

FedEx is a globally recognized company–most of us have received a package or sent one via their familiar purple and orange branded trucks. But have you ever stopped to wonder what kind of personnel it takes to make all of those deliveries? Across America, FedEx employs hundreds of thousands of people in positions ranging from […]

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Stronger Together: Building Better Opportunities Through Better Management with Juma’s Employer Training Series

on November 4, 2021

Spend a few minutes reading the news today and you’re bound to see stories about the crisis employers face in finding and retaining entry-level employees. Often, a part of the problem is that managers are not aware of the hurdles low-income, entry wage workers face and do not know how to offer a supportive and […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on November 4, 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. A.T. KearneyAlaska AirlinesAndrews FoundationBank of America FoundationBank of the WestBBVABlackRockBravo FoundationCharles Schwab BankCity National BankCity of SeattleFedExFidelity Fulton County GovernmentGolden […]

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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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