Jumpstart programs are made possible with the help of volunteers from local colleges and the community, who serve in a variety of preschool settings in low-income communities such as Head Start programs, community based classrooms, and public school pre-K. Each member of our volunteer “Corps” undergoes extensive training before entering the classroom, as well as ongoing coaching throughout the school year to ensure the highest quality program is consistently implemented. Click here to learn more about our program.
Jumpstart partners with universities and colleges to recruit college students to serve in preschool classrooms in low-income communities. Our College Corps program offers students a chance to work alongside likeminded peers, receive high-quality training in early childhood development and education, and gain invaluable hands-on experience in the classroom, all while giving back to the local community. Jumpstart is a great opportunity for students who are interested in education, looking for a work-study opportunity, or simply love spending time with children. Click here to learn more about Jumpstart Corps members.
Students who participate can make an impact on educational equity while potentially earning funds to help pay for their college education through Federal Work Study or a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (depending on where they serve).