In 2013, Juma expanded our social enterprise operations to Seattle, Washington. Through partnerships with major hospitality and food service companies like Centerplate and Delaware North Companies, Juma offers year-round employment to over 140 Seattle youth at Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field—home of the Seahawks, Mariners, and Sounders—as well as the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. Juma Seattle serves both college-bound students and youth who are out-of-work and out-of-school, ages 16-24 (Opportunity Youth).
Since 2013, Juma Seattle has employed over 550 youth who earned over $1.5M in wages and saved $250K for college through our matched savings program–all while developing career skills and receiving financial education.
By 2020, we expect to have employed over 1,200 youth who will collectively earn more than $2.2 million.
In 2017, we were honored to receive the ‘Gold’ award from Seattle Business magazine for Youth Development Nonprofit Organization of the Year.
“Being a vendor, I’ve learned so much from how to interact professionally to being friendly, to speaking up and being more assertive. It was intimidating for me to vend in the beginning but I’ve become confident and positive in the face of self-doubt. I can analyze an impromptu situation and now make a choice for myself.” – Wintana, Juma youth
900 1st Avenue South, Suite 307
Seattle, WA 98134