Welcome to Jumpstart

Part of a leading national nonprofit organization, Jumpstart at the University of Washington connects UW undergraduates with Seattle preschoolers who come from low-income backgrounds to help them build the language, literacy and social-emotional skills necessary for later academic and life success.

Apply to become a Jumpstart Member!

Make an impact on a child's life, experience the benefits of community service, and become part of the UW Jumpstart family! Potential to earn academic credit and up to $15/hour!

Participate in cultural events at partner preschools!

Jumpstart students celebrate the Chinese New year with children, families, and staff at one of Jumpstart's partner preschools!

Impactful experiences that affect student's future career paths

“What began as a volunteering opportunity turned into a series of unexpected results. With the help of Jumpstart, I discovered my true passion to become a teacher."