Jumpstart staff smiling for a selfie photo.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that works with underserved preschool children in schools and community centers. Jumpstart Corps Members (CMs) implement enrichment programming aimed at building the language, literacy, and socio-emotional skills that preschool children need to be ready for kindergarten. They do this by utilizing principles of intrinsic motivation and learning through reading stories, singing songs, playing games, painting, writing, experimenting, and doing other small-group activities.

Corps members work part-time for approximately 12 hours per week during the academic year and become eligible to earn AmeriCorps Segal Awards upon completion of 300 hours with the Jumpstart program. The hours each week are divided among several service activities including training, sessions with the team, team planning meetings, classroom assistance, and individual planning hours.

Want to help DC's pre-K students this year? Consider becoming a Jumpstart Corps Member. Federal Work Study students are encouraged to apply.


Contact the senior site manager at gena.sanford@howard.edu or gena.sanford@jstart.org.