We're fueled by a core belief: providing equal education opportunities to young children contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty.
Jumpstart is a leading national nonprofit organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We’re fueled by a core belief: providing equal education opportunities to young children contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty. Since 1993, Jumpstart has brought preschool children and college students together.
Today, Jumpstart programs across the country have trained more that 45,000 college students and community volunteers, who have helped prepare nearly 100,000 children for kindergarten success. Jumpstart at the University of Washington was launched in September of 2003 as a collaborative effort between Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, the College of Education, and the Work Study Office. Since 2003, UW undergraduates have worked with Seattle preschool children through the Jumpstart program.
Learn more about Jumpstart's impact across the nation
There are several you can get involved with Jumpstart.
Our program typically partners with preschool centers and individual classrooms. As we enter a new service year filled with many changes and challenges, we are implementing different strategies to engage with families. Here are some of the programs we are planning.
- Program Contacts
- CELE Fellowships
- CELE K-12 Tutor and Mentor
- Community-Engaged Courses (formerly service-learning)
- Leadership Minor
- Next Gen Civic Leader Corps
- Dream Project
- Husky Leadership Certificate
- Internship GEN ST 350 Course
- Othello-UW Commons
- Riverways Education Partnerships
- Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI)