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Q&A with Lionel Shaw, Founder and President of the EACH Foundation  

on August 21, 2017

Recently,  we caught up with Lionel Shaw, founder and president of the EACH foundation. It’s not surprising that Lionel and EACH are big supporters of Juma, given both organizations are so alike when it comes to defying the status quo and reinventing the convention with respective models that are unique, innovative and effective.       […]

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Getting a Head Start with This Way Ahead

on August 21, 2017

Career advancement results from hard work, persistence, and often, a manager who advocates for your growth. Earlier this year, Juma kick-offed our partnership with Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead program, Gap Inc.’s flagship life skills and paid internship program. After completing Juma’s job-readiness training, 30 youth started a 10-week summer internship in nine Gap Inc. […]

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Juma Leadership News

on August 16, 2017

The Juma Ventures Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Marc Spencer is leaving his role as CEO as of October 1, 2017.  We are grateful for the impact Dr. Spencer has had with Juma, and are pleased to congratulate him as he embarks upon his next professional phase as CEO of Summer Search, a youth […]

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Bay Area Youth Summer 2017 Recap

on July 24, 2017

Juma Field Day & BBQ On Friday, July 14, Juma’s San Francisco Program Team hosted an All-Youth Field Day & BBQ at Balboa Park. It was a day devoted to outdoor sports, team-building activities, and picnicking. Over 40 youth participated in games like flag football, tug of war, the egg toss, and much more. But […]

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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

on April 3, 2017

We are so grateful for the support we’ve received in the first quarter of the year. 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: Gap Foundation Walther Foundation Oracle Quest Foundation Friedman Family Foundation EARN

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Houlay Lands a Job at Amazon Post-Juma

on April 3, 2017

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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Maintaining Safe Spaces for Our Youth

on April 3, 2017

For our youth and our communities, 2017 has been a challenge that is overwhelming at times. Juma recently held a listening session with some of our youth in our San Francisco office and they were confused, angry and scared about the state of the country. They worried about the status of immigrants in the U.S., […]

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Juma Joins Gap Inc. in Offering First Job Experience to Youth

on April 3, 2017

Juma believes in the power of a first job to provide young people with the experience and the foundational soft skills needed to succeed in the workforce. Through the recent development of our Youth Talent Pipeline with corporate employers, our aim is now to help youth take their next step towards permanent employment with the […]

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Giving ‘Tough Love’ and Watching Confidence Grow: Life as a Youth Career Coach

on January 30, 2017

Last year, Juma launched YouthConnect in Seattle–a support program that provides work, financial capability training and career development coaching to young people who are disconnected from school and the workforce. It starts with a job in our social enterprise at Safeco Field, through which youth gain experience, learn soft skills and begin to build a […]

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Juma Thanks You

on January 30, 2017

We are so grateful for the extraordinary amount of support we received at the end of 2016! Because of your support, youth like Rachel are able to realize personal and social change through job opportunities, financial capability, and academic assistance. See how you are making an impact on youth like Rachel here [VIDEO]. JPMorgan Chase Foundation REDF William […]

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