Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: May 13, 2014, 5:12 PM
Vision Statement: Juma Ventures provides a youth development program that combines employment in business enterprises we own and operate, college and career services that expose youth to opportunities, financial education that promotes asset building and fiscal responsibility, and life skills that are crucial for future success. Juma fosters a safe, supportive community in which positive peer and adult relationships provide the platform for youth to overcome social barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. We strive to pioneer a scalable, sustainable model that maximizes impact with youth and in our field.
Mission Statement: Juma Ventures empowers youth to make successful transitions to independence in adulthood, through an innovative program that integrates employment in social enterprises and essential support services. Juma's program provides the foundation for youth to fulfill their inherent potential to transcend challenging circumstances and impact their communities
Values: ? We believe in the power of youth to effect personal transformation and social change. ? We believe in building healthy, supportive and constructive relationships with youth. ? We value youth input into decision making, meaningful roles with responsibilities, opportunities for leadership and a sense of belonging. ? We value diversity in all of its aspects and embody this value throughout our organization. ? We value integrity as the foundation of a high functioning team and seek to operate with consistent practices, honest communication, mutual trust, transparency and accountability. ? We value evidence-based practice grounded in experience, expertise and research. ? We value a sound fiscal approach that creates sustainability throughout the organization. ? We believe in providing a safe, accessible and creative learning environment. ? We value working with youth in the context of their families, schools, neighborhoods and communities. ? We value continuously evaluating and improving the quality of our work.