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Juma’s Position on DACA

on September 18, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Dear Juma community, Juma exists to provide all youth with an opportunity to achieve a successful and fulfilling life, with the careers they wish to pursue. The recent decision by the Trump Administration to rescind protections provided for nearly 800,000 young people by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a disturbing and […]

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Update on our Juma Texas Family and Hurricane Harvey

on August 29, 2017 by Juma Ventures

We are grateful to report that we’ve been in contact with our Juma family in Houston and Dallas since the terrible developments of Hurricane Harvey and all of our Juma Youth and colleagues and their families are safe. We will continue to stay in close communication as the storm continues to ravage the Gulf Coast. […]

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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

on August 21, 2017 by Juma Ventures

We are so 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: America’s Promise Alliance American Honda Foundation Bank of America Foundation Campbell Foundation Charles Schwab Bank Citi Foundation City of […]

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Q&A with Lionel Shaw, Founder and President of the EACH Foundation  

on August 21, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Recently,  we caught up with Lionel Shaw, founder and president of the EACH foundation. It’s not surprising that Lionel and EACH are big supporters of Juma, given both organizations are so alike when it comes to defying the status quo and reinventing the convention with respective models that are unique, innovative and effective.       […]

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Getting a Head Start with This Way Ahead

on August 21, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Career advancement results from hard work, persistence, and often, a manager who advocates for your growth. Earlier this year, Juma kick-offed our partnership with Gap Inc.’s This Way Ahead program, Gap Inc.’s flagship life skills and paid internship program. After completing Juma’s job-readiness training, 30 youth started a 10-week summer internship in nine Gap Inc. […]

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Juma Leadership News

on August 16, 2017 by Juma Ventures

The Juma Ventures Board of Directors announced today that Dr. Marc Spencer is leaving his role as CEO as of October 1, 2017.  We are grateful for the impact Dr. Spencer has had with Juma, and are pleased to congratulate him as he embarks upon his next professional phase as CEO of Summer Search, a youth […]

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Bay Area Youth Summer 2017 Recap

on July 24, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Juma Field Day & BBQ On Friday, July 14, Juma’s San Francisco Program Team hosted an All-Youth Field Day & BBQ at Balboa Park. It was a day devoted to outdoor sports, team-building activities, and picnicking. Over 40 youth participated in games like flag football, tug of war, the egg toss, and much more. But […]

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Thanks to our Recent Supporters

on April 3, 2017 by Juma Ventures

We are so grateful for the support we’ve received in the first quarter of the year. 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: Gap Foundation Walther Foundation Oracle Quest Foundation Friedman Family Foundation EARN

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Houlay Lands a Job at Amazon Post-Juma

on April 3, 2017 by Juma Ventures

Houlay (pictured second from the right) learned about Juma Seattle through a flyer posted on a bulletin board at her high school–Global Connections–and she decided to join Juma because she needed help saving money for college. She also wanted a first job that would get her out of the house and experiencing life. Of her […]

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Maintaining Safe Spaces for Our Youth

on April 3, 2017 by Juma Ventures

For our youth and our communities, 2017 has been a challenge that is overwhelming at times. Juma recently held a listening session with some of our youth in our San Francisco office and they were confused, angry and scared about the state of the country. They worried about the status of immigrants in the U.S., […]

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