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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on November 12, 2020 by Ren

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 by Ren

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 by Ren

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 by Ren

“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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Juma’s New and Exciting Micro Venture

on October 30, 2020 by Ren

Dear Juma Community, Today, I am thrilled to announce the launch of a new business venture for Juma. As we all know, this has been a challenging year. For us at Juma, the stadium closures resulting from the pandemic had a major impact on our social enterprise as it curtailed our ability to provide our […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on August 4, 2020 by Juma Ventures

We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received in the first half of 2020. Because of your support, our youth are able to realize personal and social change through financial capability and academic assistance. We appreciate the support from the following: Alaska Airlines Amazon AmazonSmile Autodesk Bank of America Foundation Bank of the West […]

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Juma Unites: Creating a Forum for Youth in the Face of Social Injustice

on July 27, 2020 by Juma Ventures

On May 25th, George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On May 26th, protests erupted through the city. In the days to follow, protests spread across America and the world, uniting people in demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality. For Juma youth, most of whom identify […]

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Exploring New Employment Pathways for Youth

on July 27, 2020 by Juma Ventures

In 1993, Juma’s founders saw a need among homeless youth in San Francisco and sought to fill it. They opened Juma’s first business, a Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop, where youth could work, earn income, and learn essential skills to move toward middle-wage careers. Since then the social enterprise has been at the epicenter of […]

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Finding Flexibility and Strength in Hardship: Taquisha’s Juma Story

on July 27, 2020 by Juma Ventures

As an experienced cashier, Taquisha knew what to expect from most jobs, but when she found Juma, she was surprised. When she saw all that Juma had to offer, she knew the program would be different from previous roles. At her Juma interview, she immediately felt comfortable enough to ask questions and be herself. She […]

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Thank You for Supporting Juma Youth

on June 11, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Over the course of the last three months, the rituals and habits that once made up our daily routines have suddenly come to a halt. We had no idea what life would look like for our organization or our youth during the COVID era, but one reality was abundantly clear: work would not be an […]

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