Welcome to Jumpstart

We’re fueled by a core belief: providing equal education opportunities to young children contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart recruits and trains University of Washington students who provide language, social-emotional, and literacy programming in preschool classrooms that serve children and families from historically under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children.

COVID-19 vaccination now a condition of employment

On August 18, 2021, Governor Inslee issued proclamation 21-14.1, requiring all employees of Washington higher education institutions to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021 as a condition of employment unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved. Click for more information!

Impactful experiences that affect student's future career paths

“I went into UW thinking I had wanted to become a Pharmacist but when I volunteered as a Jumpstart member, I knew teaching was my passion. After I graduated, I was hired as a teacher at the site I had volunteered at.”