Jumpstart Corps Member

Jumpstart Corps Members provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. All members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family engagement.

Why get involved

  • Inspire young children to learn and serve in a local community
  • Collaborate with others on a team and build professional skills
  • Potential to earn a Federal Work-Study award during term of service
  • AmeriCorps members will be eligible to receive a SegalAmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their 300 hour service term
  • Extensive training in the field of early childhood education
  • Unique opportunity to join a national network of individuals serving young children

What to expect

Corps Members make a substantial impact in the life of a young child by engaging in the following activities:

  • Dedicate 10-15 hours per week to Jumpstart related activities.
  • During session, deliver the Jumpstart curriculum to preschoolers twice weekly, for 2 hours each 
  • Participate in Team Planning Meetings (3 hours per week total)
  • Prepare individually for Session activities
  • Assist pre-k classrooms 4 hours per week during individual classroom service.
  • Attend weekly training sessions on Wednesday evenings in fall quarter and winter quarter
  • Attend two full day Saturday training sessions (one in fall and one in winter)

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