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Abby Looks for a Job and Finds a Career

on March 19, 2019 by Juma Ventures

Abby started her Juma journey the way many young people do; in need of an income. She was out of school and out of work, without a plan for moving forward. But all of that changed once she started with Juma and saw the support, resources, and opportunities available to her through the YouthConnect program. […]

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Juma Employer Partnerships: Connecting Youth to Opportunity

on March 19, 2019 by Juma Ventures

  “Over the past year I’ve really been looking hard at what the best way to create an employer partnership is and what a strong one looks like for both the youth and the employer,” says Lindsey Coonan, Juma’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “We believe in our youth and we believe they have something unique […]

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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 Joins Gap Inc. in Offering First Job Experience to Youth

on April 3, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Juma believes in the power of a first job to provide young people with the experience and the foundational soft skills needed to succeed in the workforce. Through the recent development of our Youth Talent Pipeline with corporate employers, our aim is now to help youth take their next step towards permanent employment with the […]

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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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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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