Northern California

Welcome to Jumpstart’s Northern California homepage!
Here you can learn all about the work we’re doing, our latest initiatives, partners, upcoming events, and much more.

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  • Read Across America Day – San Francisco

    Thursday, March 2 at San Francisco Public Library

    Jumpstart will be hosting an event for 100 local preschool children at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. This event will include a large group reading of a Dr. Seuss book as well as a variety of art, sensory, and music and movement learning station activities. All children will leave the event with a Dr. Seuss book! Interested in volunteering at the event? Register to volunteer here. ...

  • 2017 Scribbles to Novels – San Francisco

    Thursday, April 27 at Dogpatch WineWorks

    On Thursday, April 27, 2017, celebrate the power of the written word at Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels, an intoxicating event being held at Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. Join Jumpstart and honored guest, journalist and author Frances Dinkelspiel, as she recounts the colorful history of California's wine industry. Immerse yourself in a story about fire, greed, and obsession, as you are treated to local wines, a seated dinner, and a transformational story from one of Jumpstart's Bay Area college student volunteers. This year we are honoring Northern California Advisory Board member Gordy Holterman for his years of service to Jumpstart’s mission. Click here for more information about the...

Jumpstart California is a proud member of the AmeriCorps National Service network and is supported in part by California Volunteers, Foster Grandparents, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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

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