Thank You for Supporting Juma Youth

on June 11, 2020

Over the course of the last three months, the rituals and habits that once made up our daily routines have suddenly come to a halt. We had no idea what life would look like for our organization or our youth during the COVID era, but one reality was abundantly clear: work would not be an […]

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Support in the Face of Injustice

on June 3, 2020

Dear Friend, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the impact of recent and on-going events on our Juma community, particularly for our BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) youth and colleagues.   As many have suggested, the tragic killing of George Floyd is just one of the incidents fueling this civil unrest. We […]

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Coming Together Through Crisis: Good News from Juma

on May 7, 2020

March 11th, 2020 was the day that everything changed for Juma.  Before any of the shelter-in-place orders were issued, before many were watching global pandemic breaking news around the clock — that was the day that stadium closures were announced.  That was the day that mattered for Juma. In the days that followed, we decided […]

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Your Support is Making an Impact

on May 1, 2020

Last week, we provided you a snapshot of the promising numbers from our first week of virtual programming. Youth engagement remains incredibly high, and thanks to you, many are starting to feel a sense of emotional and financial relief. This week, we are excited to shine the spotlight on one of our youth from San […]

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Juma’s National Board of Directors Welcomes Caroline Dechert, Susan Hopkinson, and Lori A. Rianda

on April 30, 2020

We are excited to welcome Caroline Dechert, Susan Hopkinson and Lori A. Rianda, to Juma’s National Board of Directors: Caroline Dechert is a Vice President on the healthcare investing team at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm, and prior to that worked at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division. She will […]

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Together, We Are Bringing Back To Our Youth The Opportunity To Earn, Learn and Connect – Thank You!

on April 23, 2020

I hope this message finds you safe, healthy and strong. Many of us are entering our second month of shelter in place, and although we find ourselves constantly rewriting “the new norm” of our day to day life, our core work has not stopped. Thanks to our dedicated staff, generous donors, and tenacious youth, our […]

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Our Youth Need Alternatives to Unemployment Insurance and Stimulus Checks

on April 16, 2020

When I first heard about the U.S. postponing professional sporting events indefinitely, I immediately thought about our 500 Juma Youth employed in stadiums around the country who are no longer able to engage in meaningful employment, and I feel immense disappointment for these youth.   As an organization, we are exploring every potential avenue that […]

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We Are On Our Way, But Our Youth Still Need You

on April 8, 2020

Dear Juma Community,   I sincerely hope that this email finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. I speak for all of us at Juma Ventures when I say how full of awe and gratitude we are for your continued support of our mission and youth during these unpredictable times. Thanks to you, […]

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Juma Youth Are On the Frontlines of Uncertainty

on March 31, 2020

Dear Juma Community, As I write this note, I find myself reflecting on the numerous stories of success and opportunity attained by Juma youth throughout our organization’s history. I also find myself struggling to come to terms with the reality of living in a period of time where the future is uncertain for everyone, and […]

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These Are Very Real Needs

on March 24, 2020

Dear Juma Community,   Will you be there for our Juma Youth in these trying times?   At this time of great worry and uncertainty for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health.   Through what feels like a daily shift in recommendations, news, and our “new […]

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