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Lights, Camera, Juma!

on February 21, 2018 by Juma Ventures

As a recipient of NBC Bay Area’s Project Innovation grant, which supports high impact, innovative programs that are creating change in local communities, Juma has been featured in a number of recent NBC broadcasts. In late January, we were one of three organizations showcased on NBC Bay Area’s  Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, a […]

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Juma Texas: A Look Back on its First Anniversary

on February 14, 2018 by Juma Ventures

In January 2017, Juma expanded its social enterprise to Texas, partnering with Levy Restaurants and launching operations at the Toyota Center and BBVA Compass stadium in Houston and the American Airlines Center in Dallas. A year later we look back at the year that was. ALEXIS GUNN, Houston Site Director The Year in Houston: 2017 […]

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Making 2018 the Best. Year. Ever.

on February 14, 2018 by Juma Ventures

What Our Youth are Excited about in the New Year. The Juma Leadership Council, a group of Bay Area youth, who meet regularly to build and maintain the community among fellow Juma youth, met for the first time in 2018 one recent afternoon in January. Kevin Guzman, the San Francisco Youth Development Coordinator who advises […]

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Juma Ventures Announces New CEO

on December 5, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Dear Juma Ventures community, As Juma’s National Board Chairman and on behalf of the CEO Search Committee, I am thrilled to announce that, after an extensive national search, Adriane Armstrong has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Juma Ventures, effective December 1, 2017. Adriane has been a part of the Juma family for over a […]

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Seattle’s Winning Streak

on November 16, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Fresh from the success of Juma Seattle’s second-annual All-Star Benefit in September, Mason J. Moore, Seattle site director, started gearing up for another big night, this time at the Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards, which honors Washington state businesses and organization that have made a meaningful social impact on their communities. Juma Seattle received top […]

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Juma Receives a Kresge Foundation Grant

on November 16, 2017 by Juma Ventures

This past September, Juma learned that it had been selected by the Kresge Foundation as one of thirteen path-breaking organizations for an inaugural cohort that will continue to develop innovative approaches to human services. The initiative is part of Kresge’s focus on the advancement of human services to accelerate social and economic mobility for people […]

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From “Years of Struggle” to a New Life of Opportunity

on November 16, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Just shy of high school graduation, Xavier dropped out of school so that he could move in with a girl and start working. “Dumbest decision I ever made,” the twenty-year-old says now.  “Nothing works out for you when you do that. I learned from my mistakes.” Born in Portland, raised in Vancouver and living the […]

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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

on November 16, 2017 by Juma Ventures

We are so 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 job opportunities, financial capability, and academic assistance. We appreciate support from the following: Costco Charitable Giving Barrios Trust Kresge Foundation Mighty Hive Northwest Area Foundation Smuin Ballet State Street Foundation TJX Foundation […]

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Juma’s Position on DACA

on September 18, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Dear Juma community, Juma exists to provide all youth with an opportunity to achieve a successful and fulfilling life, with the careers they wish to pursue. The recent decision by the Trump Administration to rescind protections provided for nearly 800,000 young people by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a disturbing and […]

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Update on our Juma Texas Family and Hurricane Harvey

on August 29, 2017 by Juma Ventures

We are grateful to report that we’ve been in contact with our Juma family in Houston and Dallas since the terrible developments of Hurricane Harvey and all of our Juma Youth and colleagues and their families are safe. We will continue to stay in close communication as the storm continues to ravage the Gulf Coast. […]

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