Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Learn more at www.jstart.org.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.
More than twenty years ago, four college students asked each other: What if we could offer children from under-resourced communities individualized attention before they enter kindergarten, giving them the critical academic and social skills—the ‘jumpstart’—they need to succeed?
The idea took hold and today Jumpstart has trained more than 58,000 college students and community volunteers, preparing over 133,000 children for kindergarten success. Jumpstart’s program is replicated across the country in 14 states and the District of Columbia. We leverage partnerships with higher education institutions, community organizations, Head Start programs, community-based preschools, and school districts to create sustainable solutions in order to close the kindergarten readiness gap.
About the Position: College Corp Members
Jumpstart members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others on a team, and build professional skills. All members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family engagement. This position serves vulnerable populations, i.e. preschool children.
Compensation and Benefits
Potential to earn a Federal Work-Study award during term of service · AmeriCorps members will be eligible to receive a SegalAmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their 300 hour service term
Earn course credits by taking specialized courses offered for Jumpstart Corp members
Extensive free training in the field of early childhood education
Unique opportunity to join a national network of individuals serving young children
Invaluable opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children