Jumpstart partners with five local universities (Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta, Georgia State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology) to recruit Corps members that serve children in particularly high-need neighborhoods in and around Atlanta: West End, Vine City, Old Fourth Ward, Summerhill, Mechanicsville, Edgewood, English Avenue, Centennial Park, Bankhead and Cascade/Southwest Atlanta communities.
In just fifteen years after launching Jumpstart in Atlanta, our program has benefited more than 5,000 preschool children and inspired the professional careers of more than 2,200 Corp Members. With over 12,000 children in Atlanta who are under 5 years old, and are living in poverty, our work is far from over.
Percentage of Jumpstart Atlanta children who made language and literacy gains
Percentage of Corp Members who now want to pursue a career in education
Percentage of children from low-income households
Want to get involved? Here’s how:
Jumpstart offers volunteer opportunities that are ideal for building employee engagement. Through our annual Read for the Record campaign, your employees will have the opportunity to experience our Jumpstart program first-hand, in the classroom, alongside our Corp Members. To learn more about these sponsorship opportunities, click here.