In 2016, Juma expanded our social enterprise operations to Atlanta, Georgia. Through partnerships with major hospitality companies like Levy Restaurants and Delaware North Companies, Juma offers year-round employment to over 140 Atlanta youth at SunTrust Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and State Farm Arena—home of the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, and Dream—as well as the Georgia World Congress Convention Center. Juma Atlanta serves youth who are out-of-work and out-of-school, ages 18-24 (Opportunity Youth).
Alongside the job at our social enterprises, Juma’s YouthConnect program helps young people overcome barriers to employment and connect to future career and education pathways. Specific services include financial education, savings incentives, 1:1 career coaching and professional development workshops, and employment placement support post-Juma.
Our Local Impact
Since 2016, Juma Atlanta has hired over 300 Opportunity Youth who have collectively earned over $350,000 in wages. In 2017, 85% of Juma Atlanta YouthConnect participants were successfully placed in post Juma employment or educational pathways opportunities and 89% were still employed at 90 days–a key determinant of long term workplace success.