May 10, 2013
Jumpstart, a national early education organization based in Boston, announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Winograd as the new Executive Director of the Northern California region. In this role, Elizabeth will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Jumpstart’s operations in Northern California, including maintaining high-quality early childhood programming, managing community and corporate partnerships, developing and executing ambitious fundraising plans, and leading efforts to reach more young children in the region.
With more than fifteen years of experience in Northern California’s nonprofit sector, Elizabeth has focused her work on community, family, and individual empowerment, with an emphasis on serving those who live in poverty. Most recently, she managed the Educare of California at Silicon Valley project, a partnership between FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, and local San Jose school districts. Previously, Elizabeth served as Program Manager at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, where she lead efforts to create sustainable systems to provide every child with access to high-quality, affordable early education and care.
After starting as a preschool teacher, Elizabeth demonstrated a track record of leadership in the early education and nonprofit fields. Her career includes notable successes in strategic growth, budget management, program creation and implementation, fundraising, and partnership development. She has presented at statewide and national conferences and forums and has been actively engaged in the strategic planning process for two large statewide groups involved in public policy development.
Elizabeth holds a Masters of Arts in Industrial Design and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education and Public Administration from San Francisco State University. A native of New York, Elizabeth now resides in San Francisco, California.
”Elizabeth’s long and successful history in the nonprofit sector, specifically in the early childhood education field, makes her the perfect candidate to lead Jumpstart’s region in Northern California, which serves more than 1,000 children locally,” said Naila Bolus, president and CEO of Jumpstart. “We are looking forward to Elizabeth being a catalyst for further growth in the region.”
Joy Errico Seusing, SVP, External Relations, Jumpstart
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 school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at jstart.org.