Jumpstart in the Tri-State Area
New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Jumpstart brings together Corps members and preschool children in low-income neighborhoods to help these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be successful in school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. This school year, 816 college students from fifteen university partners will work with over 2,000 preschool children in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
To learn more about how you can get involved with Jumpstart in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, contact Molly Leiper at 212.868.2526 ext. 25.
Congratulations to our runners on Team Jumpstart for completing the 2013 ING NYC Marathon!
As an official Charity Partner of the 2013 ING NYC Marathon, we ran on November 3 in support of the thousands of young childre we serve in preschools in low-income neighborhoods.
The marathon may be over, but there's still time to support our runners as they fundraiser for Jumpstart's vital service.
Let's ensure that all children, regardless of their zip code, enter kindergarten prepared to succeed in the marathon of life.
Number of Children Served: 2000
Number of University Partners: 17
Number of Corps members: 816
Local Advisory Board
Lorie Almon Co-Managing Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Dale Atkins Ph.D, Author/Psychologist
David Carmel Jumpstart Founder; Chief Operating Officer, Carmel Asset Management
Brad Coleman, Co-Chair Global Head-Alternative Assets Group, Citigroup Global Markets
Allison Devore Philanthrophic Advisor/Social Entrepreneur/Investor
Laura Ensler Early Childhood Consultant, Laura Ensler Consulting LLC
Stephen Gellman Partner in Real Estate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Edward Greene Early Childhood Consultant
Dana Herrman Vice President in Equity Training, Sanford C. Bernstein
Max Justicz Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Jennifer K. Marrus Fundraising and Board Development Consultant
Alan Riffkin Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
Brian Rivel President, Rivel Research Group
Laura Sibert-Cardoza Child Advocate
David Stadler President, Blue Ocean Worldwide
Molly Wythes, Co-Chair Marketing Consultant
Sponsors and Supporters
Jumpstart Tri-State thanks its sponsors for their generous support. The following is a list from 2009-2012.
AKA | ALLEGRA KOCHMAN ARCHITECTURE
Ares Operations, LLC
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation
Bank of America
Florence V. Burden Foundation
Cerberus Capital Management
CVC Capital Partners
Ernst & Young
Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP
The Heckscher Foundation for Children
Katz Media Group
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
The Marion E. Kenworthy - Sarah H. Swift Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis
Leonard Green & Partners LP
The Marks Family Foundation
Marrus Family Foundation
MAT Charitable Trust
Miller Buckfire and Co.
Moelis and Company Holdings
Katherine John Murphy Foundation
The New York Community Trust
Royal Bank of Canada
Saks Fifth Avenue
Gary Saltz Family Foundation
The Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation
Select Equity Group, Inc.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Sullivan and Cromwell
Trian Fund Management
Weil, Gotshal, and Manges LLC
White and Case
Special thanks to New York Wedding Photography for its support!
The ING New York City Marathon
On November 2, 2013, two runners in the ING New York City Marathon were not only running for themselves, but also in support of the countless children we serve in the Tri-State Area and across the country. Lorie Almon, a member of Jumpstart's National Board of Directors, and Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, ran 26.2 miles to honor our service to children in preschools in low-income neighborhoods. We can't thank them enough for their support and for running toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed!
In the News
Jumpstart is featured on AOL Impact
September 27, 2011
Jumpstart is now a part of the AOL Impact program, AOL's corporate commitment to shine a spotlight on nonprofits making an impact and allow their users to learn more and take action. Read more
Jumpstart Corps member shares her story with NBC's Education Nation
July 14, 2011
Jumpstart Corps member and Columbia University student Ashley Williams blogs about her experience serving in the classroom. Read more
Central Connecticut State University
Long Island University
Montclair State University
New York University
Rutgers - Newark
Rutgers University - Camden
Southern Connecticut State University
St. Johns University
University of Connecticut
General inquiries or volunteer opportunities
Special Projects Associate
212.868.2526 ext. 25
Program development and expansion opportunities
Senior Program Director
212.868.2526 ext. 19
Media and fundraising opportunities
Senior Development Director
212.868.2526 ext. 13
Jumpstart NYC Readers Program
The Jumpstart NYC Readers' Program follows Jumpstart's results-based curriculum, but offers flexibility and shorter time commitments for community members and working professionals' busy lifestyles. As a Reader, volunteers read to small groups of children for one hour a week in a local Manhattan or Bronx preschool; lead fun activities for the children, building vocabulary and comprehension skills; and work in pairs with other individuals dedicated to giving back. For more information, please contact Shaina Spann at Shaina.Spann@jstart.org or 212.868.2526 x24.
Jumpstart in Hunts Point, Bronx
Jumpstart is excited to provide our programming at five classrooms in La Peninsula Head Start and P.S. 48 in Hunts Point. In addition to our work at these centers, we have also collaborated with the Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) to open The Children’s Community Classroom (CCC), an early education space. This community classroom was made available by support from Goldman Sachs Gives and Bright Horizon’s Inc. Unlike our typical session model in which we partner with pre-existing early childhood education centers to provide our services, the CCC is operated by Jumpstart and HPAC. The CCC recruits child participants from caregivers in the community, allowing us to reach even more children with our programming. Jumpstart also hosts monthly early learning events in Hunt’s Point to support family’s engagement with their children’s learning.
Jumpstart's NYC Junior Board
Interested in joining Jumpstart’s NYC Junior Board? Click here for more information and the application.