Jumpstart DC's Marine Corps Marathon Team
Congratulations to Jumpstart DC's Marine Corps Marathon team! The team ran the marathon in support of Jumpstart's mission on October 27, 2013.
An official charity partner of the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon, Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path for lifelong success. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied.
Number of Children Served: over 800
Number of University Partners: 7
Number of Corps members: 350
Local Advisory Board
Sekou Biddle Former Executive Director, Jumpstart Washington, DC; Vice President of Advocacy, UNCF
Anna Edwards Vice President, Dutko Grayling
Patrick Mara Owner, Dolan Group, LLC
Linda Miller Senior Communications Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Adam Vogt Agent, Redfin
Petal Walker Senior Associate, WilmerHale
Sponsors and Supporters
Jumpstart is grateful to the following donors and partners for their support of our work in the District of Columbia:
The Boeing Company
ServeDC – The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism
The George Wasserman Family Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
PNC Grow Up Great
Tom Healy and Fred Hochberg
Tom and Kathy Raffa/Raffa P.C.
Wells Fargo Foundation
Check back frequently for more events with Jumpstart DC!
Other Volunteer Opportunities
For volunteer opportunities with students older than those Jumpstart serves, please visit United Way NCA’s website to find a range of reading, tutoring and mentoring opportunities in our area.
In the News
IntheCapital Jumpstart DC is Helping Low-Income Students Develop the Skills They Need to Succeed
November 12, 2013
Spotlight on Jumpstart DC as part of a local philanthropy series.
IntheCapital Corporate Giving: How DC Area Brands Are Pushing Our Area Forward
October 31, 2013
The spirit of volunteerisim in Washington, DC.
The Huffington Post Magpies and Wild Things
May 17, 2013
Featured speaker at Jumpstart DC's Scribbles to Novels, Tom Healy, shares a story of why "a jumpstart isn't something you give tomorrow".
The Washington Post Jumpstart Holds Scribbles to Novels at the University Club
May 14, 2013
Photo gallery of featured authors at Scribbles to Novels including Dinaw Mengestu, Tom Healy, and Richard L. Holm, as well as other special guests.
K Street Magazine Inside Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels
May 10, 2013
Photos and feature about featured speakers at Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels event on May 8, 2013.
The Huffington Post When Children Start School Behind, They Stay Behind
January 10, 2013
Through a $40,000 grant award from The Boeing Company, Jumpstart will bring its Community Corps program to D.C., enabling the organization to serve additional children in low-income neighborhoods of the District.
Washington City Paper Give It Up, D.C.
Washington City Paper and the Catalogue for Philanthropy guide to giving in 2012 in the DC region.
The Washington Post Jumpstart DC Hosts Scribbles to Novels
Photo gallery about Jumpstart DC's Scribbles to Novels event featuring authors including keynote speaker R. Dwayne Betts.
WAMU A Neighborhood Tries to Start Anew
March 16, 2012
WAMU 88.5: Metro Connection report on the Parkside-Kenilworth Promise Neighborhood and Jumpstart's work in this community.
Catholic University of America
The George Washington University
Trinity Washington University
University of the District of Columbia
Jumpstart DC also partners with UPO - Foster Grandparents Program through our Community Corps program.
Early Education Partners
AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School
Barbara Chambers Children’s Center
Bruce-Monroe Elementary School
Cedar Tree Academy
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
Excel Public Charter School
Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center
H.D. Cooke Elementary School
Neval Thomas Elementary School
Noyes Education Campus
Sunshine Early Learning Center
Vision of Victory Child Development Center
The Catholic University of America
University of the District of Columbia