Southern California

Welcome to Jumpstart’s Southern 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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2016 Fall Celebration at the London in Los Angeles

On October 20, 2016, Jumpstart executives, board members, and supporters gathered at The London in Los Angeles for the 2nd annual Jumpstart Fall Celebration. With warm weather and astounding views


  • SoulCycle with Jumpstart LA

    Wednesday, March 8|8:00 pm - 9:30 pm at SoulCycle Culver City @ The Platform

    Jumpstart Southern California Young Professionals Board and SoulCycle are throwing a cardio party on a bike to benefit L.A. preschoolers! Just you, your bike and a roomful of riders who care about kids and closing the education gap for our youngest learners. 100% of proceeds go to Jumpstart programming in Southern California. Register to ride here. Tickets are $45 per bike. Shoes, water, and fun provided! ...

  • 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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