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
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