Boston-based early education nonprofit Jumpstart marks 20th year

February 7, 2013 – reports on Jumpstart's new brand identity and 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Jumpstart, a Boston-based early education nonprofit, is rebranding itself as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The organization was founded in 1993 by four college students, two from Harvard University and two from Yale University. In its first year, 15 volunteers taught 15 preschool children in a classroom in New Haven, Conn.

There are now some 4,300 Jumpstart volunteers, a mix of college students and community members, who teach language and literacy skills to 11,000 preschool children from low-income neighborhoods in more than 600 classrooms nationwide.

The organization has become well-known for its programming and annual campaigns like the Read for the Record initiative, which gets millions of people across the globe to try to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

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