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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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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 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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Houlay Lands a Job at Amazon Post-Juma

on April 3, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Houlay (pictured second from the right) learned about Juma Seattle through a flyer posted on a bulletin board at her high school–Global Connections–and she decided to join Juma because she needed help saving money for college. She also wanted a first job that would get her out of the house and experiencing life. Of her […]

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Giving ‘Tough Love’ and Watching Confidence Grow: Life as a Youth Career Coach

on January 30, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Last year, Juma launched YouthConnect in Seattle–a support program that provides work, financial capability training and career development coaching to young people who are disconnected from school and the workforce. It starts with a job in our social enterprise at Safeco Field, through which youth gain experience, learn soft skills and begin to build a […]

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Juma Seattle Wins Silver at the Community Impact Awards

on November 2, 2015 by Juma Ventures

We are excited to announce that Juma Seattle received a Silver Award for Youth Development Nonprofit of the Year at the Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards. We are thankful for the prestigious recognition! Learn more about the awards here.

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Juma and Starbucks Provide Jobs for Seattle Opportunity Youth

on October 12, 2015 by Juma Ventures

The number of young people in our communities who are disconnected from school and work are staggering. Thanks to support from the Starbucks Foundation, Juma is employing 25 Opportunity Youth — those out-of-school and out-of-work — over the next year in our social enterprise at CenturyLink Field.

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