Jumpstart

Alumni stories


  • Gloria Johnston

    May 16, 2013

    Gloria Johnston (center) with her Team at an Earth Day Celebration at Westlake Center. I got involved with Jumpstart as a sophomore in 2004. I was hired as a Team leader and worked at Denise Louie Education Center in the International District and Beacon Hill for 3 years. As an undergrad, Jumpstart gave me a…


  • Ariana Westbrook

    April 16, 2013

    I joined Jumpstart because of my love for children and interest in teaching. I knew this program would give me the experience I needed to become an effective teacher, but I wasn't expecting to be introduced to the vast possibilities of potential careers within the education system. Jumpstart trains its corps members for successful careers in child psychology, social services, early childhood curriculum…


  • Alisa Torres

    March 26, 2013

    Alisa working with a Jumpstart child in her classroom. "Wow, congratulations Jumpstart.  I don't think this would be possible without people like you, Daniel, and Sarah doing all you do. My role is with Jumpstart began in 2010 as a team leader.  One of my earliest memories of the Jumpstart program is beginning to build…


  • Kelly Fong

    March 20, 2013

    Kelly reading with a child at a Jumpstart event. "I initially became involved with Jumpstart my freshman year of college as a Corps Member at DLEC in the International District and subsequently became a Team Leader. Some of my best memories are getting to be silly! Basically I could act like a kid and not…


  • Nghia Nguyen

    March 13, 2013

    Nghia in the Denise Louie International District Full Day Classroom. "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. As a result I made changes to my major to achieve my goal of becoming an educator and…