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Jumpstart is a non-profit organization that is working towards the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart's goal as an early childhood education program is to enhance children's development of language, literacy, social, and initiative skills by capitalizing on positive Corps member-child interactions and Corps member-family interactions. Corps members work on a team of 6-8 college students to implement a supplementary early childhood curriculum that includes such elements as reading in small groups (1 Corps member to 3 children), singing songs, playing word games, and engaging in projects and explorations tied to a larger theme. Comprehensive training and coaching throughout a Corps member's term of service increases Corps members' ability to work effectively with children and supports the development of leadership skills. Jumpstart currently partners with over 60 colleges and universities nation-wide and Jumpstart at Simmons College with Colleges of the Fenway partners with three preschools in Jamaica Plain.

Join Jumpstart today! As a Corps member, you will be a positive force in your community and impact the lives of young children. To apply online click here.

Questions? Contact our Jumpstart Site Manager, Dara Starkman, at 617-521-2229 or

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Dara Starkman
Jumpstart Site Manager
Main Campus Building
Room E103
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