Friday, April 8, 2016

Juma Returns to Fulton County to Recruit another 200 Youth

My Brother’s Keeper Fulton County (MBKFC) will host a new recruitment with Juma Ventures on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.  The new recruitment will be held at Oak Hill, Child, Family and Adolescent Center located at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA.  Employment opportunities for young adults ages 18-21 at the Georgia Dome and Turner Field will be available at the hiring event.

Applicants must register to participate in pre-employment sessions that will include the following activities:
  • Application Completion Session
  • Presenting the Best You Seminar
  • Mock Interview Session
  • Actual Job Interview

Applicants must register by visiting  

The new recruitments are part of a continuing collaboration among the Fulton County Aging and Youth Services Department, Juma Ventures and My Brother’s Keeper Fulton County Task Force.  MBKFC is an initiative of Chairman John H. Eaves Ph.D., District 7 and Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4.

Aging and Youth Services Director Dr. John M. Thompson expressed his excitement about the continued partnership with Juma Ventures.  “The Georgia Dome recruitment is another wonderful opportunity to prepare our young adults for the world of work, assist them with their finances to prepare for higher education and to teach them the principles of financial management. This partnership is a major boost to help young adults to build successful futures,” said Dr. Thompson.

MBKFC is part of the national My Brother’s Keeper Alliance created by President Barack Obama to help young people reach their full potential through second chances and to remain on track to reach their goals.

“Juma's effort to employ (200) opportunity youth -- disengaged, out of work and out of school young adults, ages 18-21 has been a success in Atlanta.  Where there is a lack of economic opportunities, there is often a lack of hope and inherent social, health, and legal problems that are by-products of the environment.  Collaborations with programs such as My Brother's Keeper Fulton County’s Taskforce, as a whole, have embraced Juma's efforts to enrich, enlighten, and advance their community,” said Richard Martinez, Juma’s Chief of Social Enterprise.

Juma strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for the most economically challenged and disadvantaged youth in America.  The pre-employment events represent a continued partnership with MBK Fulton County to provide disadvantaged Fulton County youth with employment for years to come.  The previously hired 80 youth and young adults completed training the weekend of March 26-27, 2016 and began operating 6 concessions stands at Turner Field for the Atlanta Braves Opening Day on April 4, 2016.

For more information, contact My Brother’s Keeper Fulton County Program Coordinator Robert Lewis Jr. by email ( or phone (404-613-7937).

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