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Giving ‘Tough Love’ and Watching Confidence Grow: Life as a Youth Career Coach

on January 30, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Last year, Juma launched YouthConnect in Seattle–a support program that provides work, financial capability training and career development coaching to young people who are disconnected from school and the workforce. It starts with a job in our social enterprise at Safeco Field, through which youth gain experience, learn soft skills and begin to build a […]

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Juma Thanks You

on January 30, 2017 by Juma Ventures

We are so grateful for the extraordinary amount of support we received at the end of 2016! Because of your support, youth like Rachel are able to realize personal and social change through job opportunities, financial capability, and academic assistance. See how you are making an impact on youth like Rachel here [VIDEO]. JPMorgan Chase Foundation REDF William […]

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Juma and UPS partner to engage Atlanta youth in high-growth careers

on January 27, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Over five million young people across the nation are not in school or working. These disconnected youth lack opportunity, not talent. At the same time, there are millions of jobs going unfilled in the workplace as employers can’t find qualified applicants. With the help of UPS and Georgia Tech, Juma is launching a youth talent […]

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A New Year, Two New Cities: Juma Creates 250 Youth Jobs in Texas

on January 27, 2017 by Juma Ventures

2016 was, thanks to your support, another year of unprecedented growth for Juma. We were able to expand our services to include Opportunity Youth, as well as, add new sites to our footprint. By year end, we employed nearly 1000 young men and women, setting them on a path toward permanent employment and financial well-being. […]

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Innovative vendor backpack tested by Juma youth at AT&T Park

on December 8, 2016 by Juma Ventures

A few months ago, we announced that Juma is working with Makers4Good and Alite Designs to develop an innovative backpack that would allow our youth vendors more ease and comfort while vending at the ballpark. Juma is committed to our youth having the best possible first-job experience and their comfort is key. One of our […]

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Juma youth joins President Obama in North Carolina student forum

on November 3, 2016 by Juma Ventures

Earlier this month Frank C., one of our youth from Atlanta, was invited by the White House to attend the My Brother’s Keeper Summit in North Carolina and to be a part of ESPN’s ‘The Undefeated’ student forum with President Obama. The event included 200 young men and women of color from across the country, […]

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Makers4Good x Juma produce innovative bag design for youth ballpark vendors

on July 28, 2016 by Juma Ventures

As many of you know, innovation is part of Juma’s fabric and a goal we consistently strive towards within our social enterprise and beyond. In addition to innovation, we are committed to the well-being of our youth and making sure that they have the best possible first-job experiences that we can provide. Holding these values […]

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Opportunity Youth join the workforce in New York and Atlanta

on April 13, 2016 by Juma Ventures

Last year, Juma launched our social enterprise operation at Yankee’s Stadium in New York and this year at Turner Field in Atlanta. This season, we are excited to be employing 140 opportunity youth at Yankee Stadium and 100 at Turner Field. We are proud to be serving opportunity youth who represent 5.6 million young people […]

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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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