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Juma Ventures Seattle

HSD Funded Projects:

Pioneer Square

Operations Support
COVID-19 Operations Support

Juma is a nonprofit social enterprise that operates businesses with the purpose of employing young people. They make sure they EARN a paycheck, LEARN to manage their money and gain essential skills like responsibility, teamwork and how to communicate in the workplace. Ultimately, CONNECTing them to their next job and set them on a path to a career. Juma's YouthConnect program focuses on low-income transition-aged youth (ages 16-24), who are at risk of disconnection from school and work. Referred to as Opportunity Youth, many of these young people grew up in poverty, have a history with foster care or juvenile justice, and have experienced significant trauma. As a result, they face a multitude of barriers to employment.