Alumni Careers

Careers & Partnerships

We’re proud to partner with an array of change makers and partner organizations to provide our alumni with opportunities to pursue careers in education, public service, and other related fields.

Bright Horizons & Jumpstart Early Childhood Teaching Program

Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco/Bay Area, & Seattle

Jumpstart is proud to partner with Bright Horizons to bring our alumni an exclusive opportunity to extend their early childhood education experience by becoming full-time teachers. Alumni will have the opportunity to put the skills they have learned at Jumpstart to use from day one, turning their passion for working with children into a paid career.

At Bright Horizons, you will:

  • Develop and enhance your skills as an early childhood professional through ongoing training while you make a difference in the lives of children and families.
  • Have the opportunity to become involved with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® and experience working for a socially-conscious organization.
  • Have access to extensive and unique benefits including medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) retirement savings plan and more.

To be eligible for the program, you must have completed one year of Jumpstart experience as a Corps member. Participants must also meet state/local licensing requirements, and reside in one of the following metro areas: Boston, New York City, Atlanta, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, or Seattle. Participants will be asked to make a one-year employment commitment from their hire date, and be required to attend a week long, in-person training in Boston, MA in late September 2017. The application deadline is July 15, 2017.

Click here to learn more and apply now.

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship

New York City

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving organizations.

Jumpstart is a host organization for a Schwarz Fellow for 2017-2019. During this period, the Fellow will be involved in both direct service and project work in support of Jumpstart’s programming and policy initiatives.

The deadline to submit applications to Jumpstart for this Fellowship is April 30, 2017.

Click here to learn more and apply now.

Urban Teachers

Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, & Dallas, TX

Urban Teachers offers Jumpstart alumni the opportunity to apply for their Teacher Residency Program, which includes school-based residency, intensive coaching and support, graduate coursework, and state licensure. If you are interested in serving children in under-resourced communities while pursuing a Master’s Degree with a dual focus in general and special education, then considering applying to Urban Teachers!

Find more information here or contact a local representative to learn more:
Northeast and Midwest representative: Lynn Ahumada
Mid-Atlantic representative: Prathima Kathiresan
Southeast representative: Chris Higgins
Western representative: Stephanie Castellanos

Teach for America


Whatever you care most about—our economy, health issues, civil rights—a great education is at the heart of changing things for the better. Teach for America (TFA) trains and supports teachers for preschool through grade 12. TFA partners with public schools in 53 regions across the country to place teachers where they are most needed. The corps experience begins with rigorous summer training and student teaching, followed by structured coaching and development throughout the two-year commitment. Corps members are employed by schools and earn the same salary and benefits as other first-year teachers.

For more information, please email Jennifer Monson at

Up Education Network

Boston and Lawrence, MA

UP Education Network (UP) is looking for talented educators to work for their tuition-free elementary and middle schools in Massachusetts. At UP, you will have the opportunity to unlock the potential in students who need it the most and work as a team to put every student on the path to college.

Click here or contact Tarah Mohika for more information.

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

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