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 for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children.

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 workstudy.

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."