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Stronger Together: Juma and Seattle Good Business Network

on May 31, 2021

On a busy Saturday morning in Seattle, Kenneth, a Juma Youth, stands behind the counter at a bakery cart full of specialty pet treats. A line of customers wait eagerly for their turn to check out the pastry case—tails wagging. Kenneth is an intern with The Seattle Barkery. Through a partnership between Juma Seattle and […]

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Imagining the ‘Paw’-sibilities: Kenneth’s Juma Story

on May 31, 2021

Before the pandemic, Kenneth wanted to work to help his family, but without any experience, he wasn’t able to find a job. When lockdowns began, he took advantage of the online learning opportunities offered by Juma, which not only helped him to get job ready, but also improved his wellbeing by keeping him connected to […]

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Juma’s National Board of Director’s Welcomes Angela Du and Cheryl K. House

on May 31, 2021

We are excited to welcome Angela Du and Cheryl K. House to Juma’s National Board of Directors: Angela Du is currently an investor at SoftBank Investment Advisors. Since joining SoftBank, Angela has worked on the firm’s investments in Aurora, Uber, Bytedance, Berkshire Grey, and Boston Dynamics. She is actively focused on new investments in the […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on May 31, 2021

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. We appreciate the support from the following: A.T. KearneyAlaska AirlinesBank of America FoundationBBVABlackRockCharles Schwab BankCity National BankFulton County GovernmentHuman […]

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Seattle Assistant Enterprise Manager (Part Time)

on May 13, 2021

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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Standing Strong Against Violence

on March 18, 2021

Dear Juma Community, From our inception, Juma Ventures has sought to promote the beauty and diversity of the young people we serve, as well as the diversity of the staff who make up the organization. As a community working to destroy systemic racism in our quest to achieve our vision of a workforce that is more […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on March 15, 2021

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. We appreciate the support from the following: Bank of America Foundation Comerica Bank Costco Charitable Giving Harvest Foundation Julia Burke FoundationKaiser PermanenteMorrison & […]

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Unapologetically Black: Juma Celebrates Black History Month with Inspiring Conversations and Community

on March 15, 2021

“What does it mean to be bold and powerful while balancing not wanting to be a threat, but also, not minimizing myself?”, posed Saunjah Brantley, a strategic change agent and coalition builder, at Unapologetically Black, a panel hosted by Juma in honor of Black History Month. Saunjah’s question on the nuances of boldness and taking […]

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Back in the Action: Juma’s First Stadium Shift of 2021

on March 15, 2021

It was January 21, 2021. In Houston, the pre-game energy was simultaneously familiar and strange. As Juma Youth began checking-in for their first in-person shift since the beginning of the pandemic, Ashlee, Juma Houston’s Social Enterprise Manager, felt nervous but also excited to see each familiar face. “It was kind of a rush. I took […]

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When Hard Work Pays Off: Brittany’s Juma Story

on March 15, 2021

Brittany grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana but almost as soon as she moved to Houston, Texas, it  began to feel like a second home. Like many young people, Brittany aspired to a bright future but needed to work in order to pay bills and rent while attending school. She got a job at her […]

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