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Awards and Recognition for Jumpstart

At Jumpstart, we measure success by how well we prepare a child to succeed, not by how many awards we take home. But we must admit, it’s gratifying to be recognized by our peers for a job well done. Here are a few of our accolades.

Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

Jumpstart is a proud recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. This award recognizes Jumpstart as a leading employer of choice that is successfully using flexibility as part of an effective workplace strategy to achieve business goals and benefit employees by helping them meet their responsibilities on and off the job.


AmeriCorps Spirit of Service Award

In celebration of AmeriCorps Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service honored outstanding AmeriCorps members, alums and corporate sponsors with the Spirit of Service Award. Jumpstart received this award in honor of the exceptional partnership and overall quality of Jumpstart’s national service program.

Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award

Jumpstart received the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award which recognizes, nurtures, and rewards community-based organizations, local heroes, and student leaders working to improve their communities.

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™

Jumpstart is a proud winner of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ award in both 2012 and 2013. Jumpstart was selected for this competitive award from hundreds of leading companies across the country, and it is a reflection of the organization's ongoing efforts to be an employer of choice.

Boston Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award

In recognition of the Pearson Foundation’s relationship with Jumpstart, Pearson received the Boston Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award for Education Partner of the Year with Jumpstart. This award acknowledges corporations for its innovative and strategic partnerships with non-profit organizations, including volunteerism, charitable donations and board participation.


Carter Partnership Award

Jumpstart is a recipient of the Carter Partnership Award, which recognizes the efforts of campus and community groups working together to address critical areas of public need. This award is named in honor of President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, as a tribute to their lifelong efforts to develop and support safe, healthy and caring communities throughout the world.

Cause Marketing Halo Award

One of the most coveted awards in cause marketing, the Cause Marketing Halo Award recognizes exceptional non-profit organizations that are focused on using business resources to extend a nonprofit’s message in advertising, marketing and public relations. Jumpstart received the Gold Award for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, setting a new world record for the number of adults and children reading the same book in a single day. The resulting media exposure brought national attention to early education, including a live event on NBC’s Today Show.

Charity Navigator Three Star Rating

Jumpstart has been awarded a Three Star Charity rating by Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is America's largest independent charity evaluator. This rating is a reflection of Jumpstart's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Award

Jumpstart is a proud recipient of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) Award in recognition of its collaborative partnerships with Starbucks and other corporations.

Fast Company  Social Capitalist Award

Since 2004, Jumpstart has been a five-time recipient of the Fast Company Social Capitalist Award, which recognizes organizations that use disciplines of the corporate world to tackle daunting social problems.

Generations United: Program of Distinction (2013-present)

Jumpstart was awarded the Program of Distinction in 2013, a designation that recognizes organizations with strong intergenerational programs. This award has lent legitamacy to Jumpstart's Community Corps program, which have seen incredible growth in the past years.

Independent Charities of America

Jumpstart is the recipient of the “Best in America” seal from Independent Charities of America, which recognizes organizations that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.  With less than 1% of charities in the United States awarded this Seal, Jumpstart is proud to receive this distinguished honor.

PRNews 2013 Nonprofit PR Award: Advocacy Campaign and Lobbying Efforts

Jumpstart received PRNews' 2013 Nonprofit PR Award in recognition of Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2012 campaign. The award is a reflection of Jumpstart's success in sparking a national conversation on the importance of high-quality early childhood education and the reality of America's kindergarten readiness gap.

NonProfit Times' Best Nonprofit to Work For 2013

Jumpstart was named one of 2013's Best Nonprofits to Work For by the NonProfit Times. This honor is a testament to Jumpstart's dedicated employees and innovative, mission-driven work environment.