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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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Juma Seattle Celebrates Five Year Anniversary of Connecting Youth to Opportunities

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

This September, Juma Seattle celebrated a milestone: their 5th anniversary. A wide network of partners and supporters came together at the historic Pacific Tower in Seattle to celebrate five years of encouraging Puget Sound area youth to achieve their dreams. Master of Ceremonies, Indigenous scholar, sports broadcaster, and former professional soccer player, Temryss Lane, and […]

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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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Thank you to our Recent Funders

on November 29, 2018 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: SunTrust Foundation Simmons Foundation Bank of America Foundation Charles Schwab Bank Alaska Airlines Foundation Windermere Foundation […]

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Making Possible, Possible since 1993

on November 29, 2018 by Juma Ventures

When our founders opened the doors of their first social enterprise, a single Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop, they had one goal: to give homeless youth a bridge back to opportunity. Since then, Juma has grown and expanded across the nation and served over 7,200 young people who have earned over $9.5 million in pursuit […]

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Juma Honored with Obama Foundation Grant

on November 15, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Dear Juma Family, I am thrilled to share the news that Juma was selected as one of the five National Seed Communities of the Obama Foundation’s inaugural My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge Competition! As an awardee, Juma Atlanta joins a cohort of 18 other organizations leading the nation in improving the lives of boys […]

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