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Youth Recruitment Specialist

on June 13, 2022

Organizational Profile Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry’s Shop in San Francisco, Juma’s initial business, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience […]

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Looking for a Job and Finding a Community: Alex’s Juma Story

on May 24, 2022

When Alex lost his job as a manager for a pizza company, he knew he needed to find work fast. While he’d been working since he was fourteen, the Covid-19 pandemic made the income he relied on to support himself and help his family more necessary than ever. When a friend told him about Juma, […]

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Juma and MENTOR: Empowering Youth through Positive Relationships

on May 24, 2022

Research has shown that a single positive relationship with a trusted adult can have a tremendous impact on a young person’s life trajectory. A positive relationship with a mentor can help a young person thrive in the transition from youth into adulthood and a career. Through a new partnership between Juma and MENTOR, a non-profit […]

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Allies in Youth Development: Creating New Roles to Meet Youth Where They’re At

on May 24, 2022

Today’s Juma youth face a host of difficult challenges. Barriers like access to stable housing, foster care, and involvement with the criminal justice system can pose enormous difficulties when making the transition from a first job to a career. As Juma program staff began working with young people facing multiple barriers, it became clear that […]

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Thank You to our Funders!

on May 24, 2022

We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received this quarter. 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. Seattle Credit UnionRegions BankU.S. BankUmpqua BankFulton County GovernmentBank of the WestFriedman Family FoundationShanahan Family Charitable FoundationSan Francisco Department of […]

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Atlanta Assistant Enterprise Manager (Part Time)

on May 18, 2022

Organizational Profile Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry’s Shop in San Francisco, Juma’s initial business, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience […]

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Thank You to our Funders!

on February 28, 2022

We are grateful for the generous support we’ve received this quarter. 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. AdobeAnnie E Casey FoundationBank of America FoundationCenterPoint EnergyChan Zuckerberg InitiativeCharles Schwab BankCiti FoundationCity National BankCostco Charitable GivingDeloitte FoundationFirst Republic […]

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What Your Support Means to Juma Youth

on February 24, 2022

As we get deeper into the year and look forward to new challenges and opportunities, we want to take a moment to thank you and remind you of what your support has meant to Juma youth. Through the past two years of unprecedented hardship, supporters like you have been a lifeline to Juma, allowing us […]

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Welcoming the Kraken: Juma Seattle’s New Venue Brings New Opportunities

on February 24, 2022

After years of anticipation, the city of Seattle finally called forth a long fabled legend: The Kraken. The new hockey team, named for a mythical serpent-like sea monster, has taken up residence at the former Key Arena, now refurbished and newly dubbed Climate Pledge Arena. With the Kraken’s first match taking place in October of […]

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A Sweet Opportunity for Youth: How Citi Foundation’s Support is Making Possible, Possible at Steep

on February 24, 2022

Citi Foundation is among the earliest supporters of Juma, with our partnership dating back to 1997. Over the years, Citi Foundation has been there to support community-changing initiatives like Juma’s groundbreaking matched savings program for college-bound youth, capacity building efforts to expand services to new cities, and financial capability training for young people. Most recently, […]

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