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Jumpstart at RCC

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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 social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Through partnerships with institutions of higher education, Jumpstart recruits and trains college students to deliver our proven curriculum to three, four, and five-year-olds.

Since 2012, over 60 Roxbury Community College students, referred to as Jumpstart Corps members, have completed over 18,000 hours of service in low-income preschools across the Boston area, transforming the lives and education of hundreds of preschoolers. Corps members at RCC commit to serving 300 hours over the course of a school year in one preschool classroom with a team of their peers. In return for their time, Corps members receive an AmeriCorps Education Award and can use Jumpstart as their Federal Work Study job on campus.

In the seven year partnership between Jumpstart and RCC, Corps members have expressed the positive influence Jumpstart has had on their college experience. Corps members credit Jumpstart with the development of leadership, time management and teamwork skills. With Jumpstart, Corps members have the opportunity to learn soft skills they can highlight on a resume to use in any field, including but not limited to education. Corps members find value in serving their own community while boosting their resumes and gaining professional experience.

Interested in learning more about Jumpstart? Contact:
Kimberly Monaco | Site Manager
Jumpstart |KINDNESS inspires me.
Office: 617.228.2332 | Fax: 617.228.3472
Kimberly.Monaco@jstart.org

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