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Research shows that high-quality early learning programs can improve kindergarten readiness, particularly for disadvantaged children, and the effects go far beyond just kindergarten: children who receive high-quality early education are more likely to stay in school longer, graduate from high school, and attend a four-year college.*

*Karoly, 2012; Campbell, et al, 2012

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Jumpstart News

Jumpstart for Young Children Welcomes Dr. Thomas A. Parham to its National Board of Directors

Boston, MA (April 15, 2021) — Jumpstart is proud to announce the election of Dr. Thomas A. Parham, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), to the organization’s national board of directors. Jumpstart and CSUDH have partnered for more than ten years to provide quality experiential learning opportunities for college students, while helping to alleviate the educational disparities for young children in Compton, CA. CSUDH students have cumulatively completed more than 108,000 hours of service, helping transform the lives

Understanding Structural Racism

Earlier today, Jumpstart CEO Naila Bolus shared a video address with the Jumpstart community to speak up on the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and the trial of Derek Chauvin. In this video, Naila provides some continued reflections on the structural roots of racism and how Jumpstart’s commitment to anti-racism is deeply and inextricably connected to our mission. “We in the education space can’t separate our mission from the work of dismantling racist structures and systems. In fact… those very

Denouncing Violence Against AAPI Communities

Today, we are mourning alongside Atlanta in the aftermath of the tragic and horrific violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. This time, it’s Atlanta; however, like a cancer, this violence has been slowly spreading across the United States. Enough is enough! Although few details have been released about the alleged suspect in the Atlanta shootings, we do know that he is a white male, and we are deeply troubled by the increased violence against AAPI people. These

Jumpstart Applauds Inclusion of Early Education Investments in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Following a year of persistent advocacy, substanial support is finally on its way to the early education and care sector, students from preschool through college, and families who have persevered in the face of challenges presented during the COVID pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 reaffirms national support of early education and care by providing an additional $24 billion in grants to offset costs related to opperating safely during COVID and in tuition relief for families. A further

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