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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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Connor’s Story

on December 12, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Growing up in the foster care system presents many challenges for young people like Connor. “When you’re in the system, it’s important to have a job because when you’re eighteen you need to be ready to work and have experience.” Connor started his senior year of high school not knowing how he would pay for […]

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Alumnus Brendan Tells a Juma Story Twenty-Years in the Making

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

  Six months of earning an income for the first time, building trusting relationships, and learning about the possibilities can change the course of a young person’s life forever. At Juma’s 25th Anniversary Gala in September, supporters, staff, partners, and friends heard firsthand from Brendan Rogers, a Juma alum from 1997, what a difference a […]

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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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Juma changing the game for youth across America

on February 8, 2016 by Juma Ventures

“Juma helped me through my studies in high school. They’ve helped me get my college applications done. Now that I’m in college, I’m still getting support for all kinds of things that are still coming my way as an 18-year-old freshman in college.” -Kory Eastland Check out this CBS story and the 50 Fund’s Game Changer video to […]

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