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Exploring and Inspiring: Juma Life Outside of the Ballpark

on September 9, 2019 by Juma Ventures

  Through Juma’s Earn, Learn, and Connect approach to youth development, young people earn a paycheck while learning to manage their finances and developing crucial skills like responsibility, teamwork, and workplace communication. They also learn about different industries and what possible career pathways offer, all with the goal of giving youth an important chance to […]

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Rewarding Resilience with Responsibility

on September 9, 2019 by Juma Ventures

On a sunny day in San Jose, California, Nicole, a San Jose Juma youth, strides across the field at Levi’s Stadium. She joins a crowd of San Francisco Forty-Niners players along with the referee for their upcoming game against the Dallas Cowboys. Soon, Nicole will have the honor of tossing the ceremonial coin that determines […]

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Thank You to Our Recent Funders

on June 6, 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: Quest Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Sobrato Family Foundation Harvest Foundation City of Seattle, Office of Economic […]

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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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