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Disrupting Poverty with Inclusive Financial Capability

on June 6, 2019 by Juma Ventures

On a Saturday morning in Seattle, a group of volunteers in red shirts work together to set up an oversized jenga game and blow up dozens of inflatable beach balls, but they aren’t prepping for a party: they’re getting ready to teach financial literacy. In Atlanta, a hometown hero raps about his bank account and […]

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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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Juma and UPS partner to engage Atlanta youth in high-growth careers

on January 27, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Over five million young people across the nation are not in school or working. These disconnected youth lack opportunity, not talent. At the same time, there are millions of jobs going unfilled in the workplace as employers can’t find qualified applicants. With the help of UPS and Georgia Tech, Juma is launching a youth talent […]

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Juma youth joins President Obama in North Carolina student forum

on November 3, 2016 by Juma Ventures

Earlier this month Frank C., one of our youth from Atlanta, was invited by the White House to attend the My Brother’s Keeper Summit in North Carolina and to be a part of ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ student forum with President Obama. The event included 200 young men and women of color from across the country, […]

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Opportunity Youth join the workforce in New York and Atlanta

on April 13, 2016 by Juma Ventures

Last year, Juma launched our social enterprise operation at Yankee’s Stadium in New York and this year at Turner Field in Atlanta. This season, we are excited to be employing 140 opportunity youth at Yankee Stadium and 100 at Turner Field. We are proud to be serving opportunity youth who represent 5.6 million young people […]

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