Give This August – Your Gift Creates A Strong Start

This August, Join Us In Our Strong Start Campaign

“The kids in the class are constantly asking about Jumpstart, and all cheer when they are told it is a Jumpstart day. They are very engaged and love the team.”  

– Ann, Partner Center Director

2,700 College Students, Jumpstart Corps Members,
8,800 Children are ready to learn and grow.

And all they need is YOU!

Join together with others in the Jumpstart community to create a strong start for them by ensuring that all 65 Jumpstart sites are fully funded at the start of the school year.

Jumpstart sites serve as the hubs for our work, where early and higher education partnerships come together to achieve powerful results in underserved communities. Each year, children in Jumpstart programming make 1.5x greater literacy gains that children not involved in Jumpstart programming. Corps members at our sites participate in 340 hours of training to support children’s language, literacy, and social-emotional growth. This impact elevates the lives of children and families while building a pipeline of future educators.

If we work together, we can ensure all 65 of our sites have the tools they need to receive the strong start they deserve.

Other Ways to Give


Children participating in Jumpstart sessions make greater than standard gains in learning 

Children in Jumpstart programming make 


 greater literacy gains than children not in Jumpstart 


of training for college student volunteers to support children’s language, literacy, and social-emotional growth

Diverse college students as
service leaders in classrooms

Increase the adult-to-child ratio for more individualized learning opportunities

200 – 300 hours of classroom service including 40 Jumpstart sessions a year


The Jumpstart experience has taught me more than I can say. From learning how to better manage my time to becoming more comfortable at improvising and working with my team members, I’m truly grateful to have been a part of Jumpstart this year… I have newfound appreciation for all teachers and educators out there. Thank you!”  

Duke University, Corps Member

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

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