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Our Youth Need Alternatives to Unemployment Insurance and Stimulus Checks

on April 16, 2020 by Juma Ventures

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 by Juma Ventures

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 by Juma Ventures

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 by Juma Ventures

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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COVID-19 Update

on March 12, 2020 by Juma Ventures

Members of the Juma Community, Many of you have already felt the impact on our communities due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are writing to let you know that Juma Ventures is actively monitoring guidance from local government agencies, community partners & venue partners. Our number one priority is our youth, staff and volunteers’ health, safety […]

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Paving the Way to Work, Education, and Financial Capability for Youth Across America with Juma CEO Adriane Armstrong

on March 6, 2020 by Juma Ventures

 

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Thank You To Our Recent Funders

on December 5, 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 the support from the following: TJX Foundation Charles Schwab Bank Uber FedEx Annie E. Casey Foundation Genentech Foundation Costco Charitable […]

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Juma Welcomes Chief Development Officer Andrea Coen

on December 5, 2019 by Juma Ventures

Andrea is a Bay Area native with 15 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing and strategic development. Prior to joining Juma Ventures, Andrea worked for diverse nonprofits across California, India and East Africa spanning issues such as disability rights, the visual arts and equal access to healthcare. She is passionate about pairing individuals and institutional partners with meaningful opportunities to […]

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The Magic of Mentorship: Paths to Possibility 2019

on December 2, 2019 by Juma Ventures

Science has shown that a single trusting and committed relationship with an adult can permanently alter a young person’s life outcomes and point the way to success. At Paths to Possibility 2019, Juma staff, Board, supporters, and friends came together to celebrate twenty-six years of fostering those relationships at Juma. Mentorship, alongside the tools to […]

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Learning and Evaluation: A Holistic & Scientific Approach to Data

on December 2, 2019 by Juma Ventures

The overarching goal of Juma’s Learning and Evaluation (LEV) team is simple: collect data to ensure Juma programs team, that is, those that work directly with youth, are having the right impact. But getting that data, interpreting it, and applying it to real lives takes a cross-disciplinary approach that touches every team. With the guiding […]

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