Juma Ventures strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America. Founded in 1993 with a single Ben & Jerry’s Shop in San Francisco, Juma’s initial business venture, a social enterprise, was designed to give homeless youth the training and job experience they needed to transition from living on the streets to enjoying a stable adulthood. Since then, Juma has become a nationally recognized youth development organization focused on employment, financial capability, and career-supportive services.
Today, Juma operates over 16 concession businesses and employs 500+ youth every year at major sports and entertainment venues across the United States (Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle). As one of the country’s largest youth-run social enterprises, Juma has employed more than 10,000 low-income youth who have earned $13 million in wages, saved $6.4 million for post-secondary education, and generated $40 million in enterprise revenue to continue advancing our mission.
Juma is looking for great people who share our passion for working with youth and using business as a tool for sustainable social impact. Our workplace is supportive, open, inclusive, relevant, and focused on youth, empowerment, dedication, and respect. Our four core values of Youth First, Stronger Together, Respect & Appreciation, and Integrity & Transparency are embedded in our work.