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JumpstartJumpstart was founded in 1994 at the intersection of two national trends-public need for quality early childhood programs and the emerging national service movement recruiting thousands of college students to community service. Jumpstart connects these trends by recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting college students to work with Head Start and other early childhood programs to provide one-to-one attention to young children struggling in preschool

Jumpstart is a national early literacy organization that pairs college students with preschool children struggling in Head Start and other early education classrooms. This year, 2,100 college students serving as AmeriCorps members will serve 7,875 children in 24 states and in 57 communities across the country. And, Jumpstart continues to grow every year through new partnerships with colleges and universities.

Jumpstart focuses on three major goals — school success, family involvement, and future teachers. By focusing on the child, and his or her family, and college students, Jumpstart provides a comprehensive program to ensure children enter school prepared to succeed.

Jumpstart Campus Profile

  • Over $453,000 in education awards have been awarded to CSU students through the Jumpstart Program.
  • In the past six years over 450 CSU students participated in the Jumpstart Program contributing more than 135,000 hours of community service.
  • Currently, 4 CSU Campuses - San Francisco State University (est. 1998), CSU Fresno (est. 2001), CSU Northridge (est. 2002), and CSU Fullerton (est. 2003) - are participating in the Jumpstart Program.

First Jumpstart Fresno Corps 2001-2002

For More Information Contact:

CSU Fresno
Contact: Amy Lukianov
Program Coordinator
(559) 278-8846

Contact: Neil Don
Assistant Program Coordinator
Phone: (559) 278-8846

CSU Fresno Jumpstart Website

CSU Fullerton
Contact: Kelly Teramoto
Site Manager
Phone: (714) 278-3746

CSU Fullerton Jumpstart Website

CSU Northridge
Contact: Krischa Woods
Site Manager
Phone: (818) 677-4717

San Francisco State University

Contact: Lygia Stebbing
Site Manager
(415) 405-3592

Content Contact:
Judy Botelho
(562) 951-4749
Technical Contact:

Last Updated: July 07, 2017