Our Origin Story

JUST started in January 2016. Then and now, we are committed to learning and evolving. Hear our origin story from our cofounder and CEO, Steve Wanta.

 
 

Committed to creating a more just world

 
 
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PURPOSE:

To create a more just world where people have the chance to live with less stress and more joy.

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MISSION:

To invest in low-income, female entrepreneurs to create more resilient communities in America

VISION:

To change the narrative around the potential of low-income communities to be their own change agents

Team

 
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Steve Wanta
CEO, Co-Founder

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Ivonne Salinas
Community Director

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Erika Ortiz
User Researcher

 

Board of Directors

 
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Bill Wood
Co-Founder

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Andy White
Co-Founder

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Haydee Moreno
Board Member

 

OUR CORE VALUES

 
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Action

Learn by doing, do to learn more.

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Community

Be and do more together.

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Trust

Start with a belief in people.