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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’s February Newsflash

Dear Jumpstart, This Black History Month, I have been deeply contemplating the history of Black resilience, courage, and determination. It is a history of steadfast belief in a better, fairer future, even in the face of overwhelming challenges and barriers. It is a belief in breaking down barriers that should never have existed and overcoming unjust obstacles that have been placed in our path. Black history is not just a narrative of oppression; it is a testament to the power of

Jumpstart Advocacy February Newsletter

Do you love advocacy? We know you do because you are a Jumpstart alum, staff member, donor, or partner who has worked alongside us to actualize our mission that all children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. Whether you acted to support a child, team member, family, yourself, or our Jumpstart community, you are already an advocate. If you haven’t yet, please make it official by joining our Jumpstart Advocates for Change community. Click

Jumpstart’s January Newsflash

Dear Jumpstart, As we begin a new year and new chapter at Jumpstart, I am honored and thrilled to lead an organization that deeply aligns with my core values, is committed to impact, and is fueled by such a dedicated community. As I dive into my new role as CEO, learning the intricacies of Jumpstart, I continue to feel a deep sense of pride to be part of such an important organization. Jumpstart’s core values include Joy, Learning, Community, Inclusive Leadership, and Social Justice and the entire organization

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