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Batter up! Baseball season is here

on April 13, 2016 by Juma Ventures

Baseball season has begun and we are thrilled to be employing 165 youth at AT&T Park and the Oakland Coliseum! For most of our Bay Area youth, vending in the stands, selling ice cream and coffee is a first job where they learn job skills that they can apply for years to come. Working in […]

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Building career success among out-of-school, out-of-work youth

on February 18, 2016 by Juma Ventures

Juma is excited to share that after a rigorous national competition, we have been selected by REDF to join a national initiative to scale up the social enterprise field across the U.S. supported by the federal Social Innovation Fund. Juma will receive multi-year grant funding and business advisory services to create more jobs for opportunity […]

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Juma changing the game for youth across America

on February 8, 2016 by Juma Ventures

“Juma helped me through my studies in high school. They’ve helped me get my college applications done. Now that I’m in college, I’m still getting support for all kinds of things that are still coming my way as an 18-year-old freshman in college.” -Kory Eastland Check out this CBS story and the 50 Fund’s Game Changer video to […]

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Reimagining the Cost of College in the U.S.

on November 9, 2015 by Juma Ventures

Our own Director of Savings Programs, Beth Williams, wrote a piece for IDEO on how we might reimagine the cost of college in the U.S. and how it’s paid for. “An effective solution exists – and it does not require new financial resources, rather just a reallocation of dollars already committed to higher education. We […]

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Champions for Social Enterprise

on November 2, 2015 by Juma Ventures

Check out our CEO, Dr. Marc Spencer, and other champions discuss social enterprise in this recently produced Social Enterprise Alliance video below.

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Juma Seattle Wins Silver at the Community Impact Awards

on November 2, 2015 by Juma Ventures

We are excited to announce that Juma Seattle received a Silver Award for Youth Development Nonprofit of the Year at the Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Awards. We are thankful for the prestigious recognition! Learn more about the awards here.

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2014 Annual Report is Now Available Online

on November 2, 2015 by Juma Ventures

Our 2014 Annual Report is now available online! Check out highlights from 2014, including: -our impact on youth in seven different cities -our new enterprise at Levi’s Stadium We are proud of all that we learned and all that our youth accomplished in 2014 and are excited to share it. Download it here today!

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Juma Youth Jobs Thrive at Levi’s Stadium

on October 12, 2015 by Juma Ventures

Football season has begun and we are excited to be employing 120 youth at the 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for a second season! Over the summer, youth went through hours of job training to prepare for vending food and beverages. Throughout the season, youth will continue to develop their job skills while working and saving money towards college.

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Juma and Starbucks Provide Jobs for Seattle Opportunity Youth

on October 12, 2015 by Juma Ventures

The number of young people in our communities who are disconnected from school and work are staggering. Thanks to support from the Starbucks Foundation, Juma is employing 25 Opportunity Youth — those out-of-school and out-of-work — over the next year in our social enterprise at CenturyLink Field.

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