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Connor’s Story

on December 12, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Growing up in the foster care system presents many challenges for young people like Connor. “When you’re in the system, it’s important to have a job because when you’re eighteen you need to be ready to work and have experience.” Connor started his senior year of high school not knowing how he would pay for […]

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Juma is excited to welcome Steve Wolf to its National Board of Directors

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Steve is the co-founder of Growth Street Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm. He brings to Juma a wealth of business and financial expertise, which he will put to good use as he joins the Board’s Enterprise Committee.

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Juma Seattle Celebrates Five Year Anniversary of Connecting Youth to Opportunities

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

This September, Juma Seattle celebrated a milestone: their 5th anniversary. A wide network of partners and supporters came together at the historic Pacific Tower in Seattle to celebrate five years of encouraging Puget Sound area youth to achieve their dreams. Master of Ceremonies, Indigenous scholar, sports broadcaster, and former professional soccer player, Temryss Lane, and […]

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Alumnus Brendan Tells a Juma Story Twenty-Years in the Making

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

  Six months of earning an income for the first time, building trusting relationships, and learning about the possibilities can change the course of a young person’s life forever. At Juma’s 25th Anniversary Gala in September, supporters, staff, partners, and friends heard firsthand from Brendan Rogers, a Juma alum from 1997, what a difference a […]

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Thank you to our Recent Funders

on November 29, 2018 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: SunTrust Foundation Simmons Foundation Bank of America Foundation Charles Schwab Bank Alaska Airlines Foundation Windermere Foundation […]

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Making Possible, Possible since 1993

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

When our founders opened the doors of their first social enterprise, a single Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop, they had one goal: to give homeless youth a bridge back to opportunity. Since then, Juma has grown and expanded across the nation and served over 7,200 young people who have earned over $9.5 million in pursuit […]

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Juma Honored with Obama Foundation Grant

on November 15, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Dear Juma Family, I am thrilled to share the news that Juma was selected as one of the five National Seed Communities of the Obama Foundation’s inaugural My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge Competition! As an awardee, Juma Atlanta joins a cohort of 18 other organizations leading the nation in improving the lives of boys […]

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Jumans, You Did It!

on June 15, 2018 by Juma Ventures

We want to extend our congratulations to the Bay Area Graduating Class of 2018 who we celebrated on Wednesday, June 13, at Googles Community Space in San Francisco.

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Another day, another JumaDays

on June 11, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Last week, at a recent home game in which the San Francisco Giants took on the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park, volunteers from Salesforce.org came out for JumaDays to spend a day in the shoes of our Juma youth. And they don’t call them “sales force” for nothing. Last week’s JumaDays broke records. Salesforce.org brought […]

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Four New Members Join Juma’s National Board of Directors

on May 22, 2018 by Juma Ventures

We are thrilled to announce that four new members have joined Juma’s National Board of Directors. We’re excited about the passion and the professional experience they each bring to the board to help Juma grow our mission to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way work, education and financial capability for youth across […]

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