A New Year, Two New Cities: Juma Creates 250 Youth Jobs in Texas

on January 27, 2017

2016 was, thanks to your support, another year of unprecedented growth for Juma. We were able to expand our services to include Opportunity Youth, as well as, add new sites to our footprint. By year end, we employed nearly 1000 young men and women, setting them on a path toward permanent employment and financial well-being. […]

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Innovative vendor backpack tested by Juma youth at AT&T Park

on December 8, 2016

A few months ago, we announced that Juma is working with Makers4Good and Alite Designs to develop an innovative backpack that would allow our youth vendors more ease and comfort while vending at the ballpark. Juma is committed to our youth having the best possible first-job experience and their comfort is key. One of our […]

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Juma youth joins President Obama in North Carolina student forum

on November 3, 2016

Earlier this month Frank C., one of our youth from Atlanta, was invited by the White House to attend the My Brother’s Keeper Summit in North Carolina and to be a part of ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ student forum with President Obama. The event included 200 young men and women of color from across the country, […]

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Makers4Good x Juma produce innovative bag design for youth ballpark vendors

on July 28, 2016

As many of you know, innovation is part of Juma’s fabric and a goal we consistently strive towards within our social enterprise and beyond. In addition to innovation, we are committed to the well-being of our youth and making sure that they have the best possible first-job experiences that we can provide. Holding these values […]

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Opportunity Youth join the workforce in New York and Atlanta

on April 13, 2016

Last year, Juma launched our social enterprise operation at Yankee’s Stadium in New York and this year at Turner Field in Atlanta. This season, we are excited to be employing 140 opportunity youth at Yankee Stadium and 100 at Turner Field. We are proud to be serving opportunity youth who represent 5.6 million young people […]

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Batter up! Baseball season is here

on April 13, 2016

Baseball season has begun and we are thrilled to be employing 165 youth at AT&T Park and the Oakland Coliseum! For most of our Bay Area youth, vending in the stands, selling ice cream and coffee is a first job where they learn job skills that they can apply for years to come. Working in […]

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Building career success among out-of-school, out-of-work youth

on February 18, 2016

Juma is excited to share that after a rigorous national competition, we have been selected by REDF to join a national initiative to scale up the social enterprise field across the U.S. supported by the federal Social Innovation Fund. Juma will receive multi-year grant funding and business advisory services to create more jobs for opportunity […]

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Juma changing the game for youth across America

on February 8, 2016

“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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Reimagining the Cost of College in the U.S.

on November 9, 2015

Our own Director of Savings Programs, Beth Williams, wrote a piece for IDEO on how we might reimagine the cost of college in the U.S. and how it’s paid for. “An effective solution exists – and it does not require new financial resources, rather just a reallocation of dollars already committed to higher education. We […]

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Champions for Social Enterprise

on November 2, 2015

Check out our CEO, Dr. Marc Spencer, and other champions discuss social enterprise in this recently produced Social Enterprise Alliance video below.

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