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Our Juma Volunteers Share Their First Job Stories

on May 22, 2018 by Juma Ventures

During baseball season at AT&T Park, there are a handful of daytime games in which we rely on volunteer support to help us staff our enterprise. On these days—which we call JumaDays—volunteers step into the shoes of our youth and become ice cream vendors and baristas for the day. So far this season, we’ve held […]

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Juma Sacramento Celebrates the end of Sacramento Kings Season

on May 22, 2018 by Juma Ventures

In late April, Juma Sacramento held a two-day event to celebrate the close of the recent Sacramento Kings season at Golden 1 Center. They also provided training to help our YouthConnect participants move to the next stage of their employment and educational journeys. On day one, our team in Sacramento worked with youth development partner, […]

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Thank You to our Recent Funders

on May 22, 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: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. America’s Promise Alliance Atlanta Fulton Family Connection Bank of America Foundation […]

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Game On! Game Night with Juma’s San Francisco Bay Area Youth

on May 10, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Maybe there’s no bigger reason you need for getting together for a night of gaming beyond the simple fact that it’s fun. Catherine, a 17-year-old student at Galileo Academy, and an outstanding Juma cart lead at AT&T Park, who is interested in pursuing a career in public health, said games are a great way to […]

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Honoring the Past, Looking Toward the Future at Juma Ventures

on April 6, 2018 by Juma Ventures

A Note from our CEO, Adriane Armstrong: Dear Juma Community, In our 25th anniversary year, I have taken the opportunity to reflect on Juma’s legacy.  My own story with Juma began in 2003, when a mentor helping me apply to an internship shared a sample cover letter—a cover letter of her own application to work […]

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Boba Tea on Tap at Safeco Field as Juma Ventures Launches Latest Enterprise Creating Employment for Youth from Underserved Communities

on March 21, 2018 by Juma Ventures

Partnerships with Centerplate and a $200,000 grant from Bank of America help advance economic mobility through meaningful employment and workforce development programming. SEATTLE–Juma Ventures today unveils its latest effort to expand workforce development and employment for Seattle’s low-income youth with the opening of its new Boba Tea stand. Co-located with Juma’s other venue Caffe Vita […]

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Thank You to our Recent Funders

on February 21, 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: Bank of America Foundation BlackRock Bravo Foundation Eucalyptus Foundation Gap Foundation German Protestant Orphan Asylum […]

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Lights, Camera, Juma!

on February 21, 2018 by Juma Ventures

As a recipient of NBC Bay Area’s Project Innovation grant, which supports high impact, innovative programs that are creating change in local communities, Juma has been featured in a number of recent NBC broadcasts. In late January, we were one of three organizations showcased on NBC Bay Area’s  Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa, a […]

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Juma Texas: A Look Back on its First Anniversary

on February 14, 2018 by Juma Ventures

In January 2017, Juma expanded its social enterprise to Texas, partnering with Levy Restaurants and launching operations at the Toyota Center and BBVA Compass stadium in Houston and the American Airlines Center in Dallas. A year later we look back at the year that was. ALEXIS GUNN, Houston Site Director The Year in Houston: 2017 […]

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Making 2018 the Best. Year. Ever.

on February 14, 2018 by Juma Ventures

What Our Youth are Excited about in the New Year. The Juma Leadership Council, a group of Bay Area youth, who meet regularly to build and maintain the community among fellow Juma youth, met for the first time in 2018 one recent afternoon in January. Kevin Guzman, the San Francisco Youth Development Coordinator who advises […]

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