Jumpstart Atlanta

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.

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Want to get involved? Here’s how:

1. Volunteer

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.

2. Donate

Your gift will help ensure all of our most vulnerable children in Atlanta are prepared for kindergarten.

3. Tour one of our Sites

There’s no better way to learn about Jumpstart’s program than to see it firsthand in the classroom! Contact us to learn more.

Ready to get involved or want to learn more?

Get started by reaching out to Candice Jordan, Director of Development, at candice.jordan@jstart.org!

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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Building Futures: The Gift of a Strong Start

This Holiday Season, your donations can help us build brighter futures for all! Jumpstart’s program focuses on a language infusion that will set children up for success in kindergarten and beyond. Give the gift of a strong start by donating today, committing to a monthly gift or starting a fundraiser to support Jumpstart’s proven approach so that every child can thrive.
Click here to learn more or to make your donation!