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Accepting Support and Planning Ahead: Devoshar’s Juma Story

on June 6, 2019 by Juma Ventures

Devoshar, a foster youth from Sacramento, was used to doing what it took to get by. She’d held a string of short-term jobs and taken whatever opportunities came her way, but each time a job ended, she left without a plan for moving forward. When Devoshar heard about Juma, she saw another opportunity for income […]

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Workforce Accelerator Grant in Sacramento Opens Doors to Exciting Educational Partnerships

on June 6, 2019 by Juma Ventures

From the top seats of Raley Field, baseball fans can enjoy a beautiful view of the Sacramento River and city skyline. The river is an icon of Sacramento culture, as evidenced by two of our newest partners: the Sacramento River Cats and American River College. Together, Juma Sacramento is thriving and expanding their program offerings […]

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Disrupting Poverty with Inclusive Financial Capability

on June 6, 2019 by Juma Ventures

On a Saturday morning in Seattle, a group of volunteers in red shirts work together to set up an oversized jenga game and blow up dozens of inflatable beach balls, but they aren’t prepping for a party: they’re getting ready to teach financial literacy. In Atlanta, a hometown hero raps about his bank account and […]

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Thank You to our Recent Funders

on March 19, 2019 by Juma Ventures

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 job opportunities, financial capability, and academic assistance. We appreciate support from the following: The Obama Foundation Press Club Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation The Norcliffe Foundation LinkedIn City of Seattle […]

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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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Juma Employer Partnerships: Connecting Youth to Opportunity

on March 19, 2019 by Juma Ventures

  “Over the past year I’ve really been looking hard at what the best way to create an employer partnership is and what a strong one looks like for both the youth and the employer,” says Lindsey Coonan, Juma’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. “We believe in our youth and we believe they have something unique […]

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Juma Houston Named Goodwill’s Employer of the Year

on March 19, 2019 by Juma Ventures

“We see [Juma] as an extraordinary community partner. They’re not just someone we send people to, they are really in it with us every day”, says Goodwill Public and Media Relations Manager, Terri Parris, discussing Juma Houston’s impact on the local landscape. Juma Houston and Goodwill co-located in 2017 and thanks to that close proximity, […]

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Board Announcements March 2019

on March 19, 2019 by Juma Ventures

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Winnick has been elected Chairman of Juma’s National Board of Directors. Michael is the Head of Institutional Sales at Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM). Prior to joining CSIM in 2015, Mr. Winnick was Managing Director of US Sales & Partnerships for Russell Investment’s intermediary business responsible for distribution of Russell’s mutual funds. He […]

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Juma Welcomes Three New Members to Its National Board of Directors

on February 8, 2019 by Juma Ventures

We are excited to welcome Steve Wolfe, Ahsha (Merson) Haggart and Willie Alford II, to Juma’s National Board of Directors!   Steve Wolfe is the co-founder of Growth Street Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm. He brings to Juma a wealth of business and financial expertise, which he will put to good use as […]

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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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