Giving to Jumpstart
When you give to Jumpstart, you are:
No matter the amount, your tax-deductible donation is always put right to work, closing our nation's kindergarten readiness gap in low-income neighborhoods throughout Southern California.
"Jumpstart has opened my eyes to the inequality and inequity in my community. Often times, I feel like I am completely absorbed in problems that college students have, but Jumpstart removes me from that bubble and reminds me that there are bigger struggles. I am now more aware about the people living around the college and how I can be of help to them. Personally, I feel like Jumpstart has helped me become more of a leader, empowering me to make a real change in the children's lives." - Sophia Hui, Corps Member at Pitzer College
"One of the children in the class, Alex, has progressed a lot since Jumpstart began. He used to be very quiet and rarely participated. The language barrier did not help, as he spoke only Spanish. As Alex learned little by little, he began to actively participate during the full course of the session… Now, whenever we sing a song, he exhibits a lot of enthusiasm and shows his passion for learning. He is also able to speak English as well as his other classmates." - Jonathan Chavez, Corps Member at the University of Southern California
Read our Spotlight on Success stories to learn more about the ways Jumpstart is transforming the lives of community members, college students, and families.
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and socio-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. By participating in Jumpstart's year-long program, children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained 40,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 98,000 preschool children nationwide.
Jumpstart Southern California
1625 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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