Register your interest to be a Fall 2018 Jumpstart Corps Member!

Interest forms accepted with a priority deadline of September 10, 2018 and then on a rolling basis.

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that works with underserved preschool children in schools and community centers. Jumpstart Corps members (CMs) implement after-school programming twice per week which helps to build the language, literacy, and socio-emotional skills that preschool children need to be ready for kindergarten. In addition, CMs spend 3-4 hours per week in a preschool classroom supporting children in a one-on-one setting, learning valuable classroom management skills, and teaching techniques from professional staff. 

Opportunities to Get Involved

Georgetown University Students

Jumpstart Corps Members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team, and build professional skills. All Corps members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family involvement.

Questions about the program or ways to get involved can be directed to the Jumpstart Site Manager, Melissa Bernard, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu.

School and Community Partners

​During the 2018-19 academic year, Jumpstart is partnered with the following schools and community centers:

  • J. O. Wilson Elementary School
  • Martha's Table
  • Moten Elementary School

If you are interested in a partnership with Jumpstart or have any additional questions about the program, contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, Melissa Bernard, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu.

Summer Opportunities

Jumpstart works with underserved preschool children to develop language and literacy skills that youth need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap. Over the summer Jumpstart corps members have the opportunity to gain experience in a 35-40 hour per week, immersive classroom experience. Teams will spend the majority of their day at the partner school - split between working in the daytime classroom under professional teachers, preparing for session individually and with their team, as well as implementing session. This increased time at the schools will allow for more professional development and hands-on experience than the academic year program provides, and would more fully prepare those interested in teaching to pursue that path. All Corps Members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program and promote children’s school success. Interest forms will open in late Fall 2018 for the Summer 2019 program. Please contact the Jumpstart Site Manager, Melissa Bernard, at jumpstart@georgetown.edu with questions.

The Jumpstart Program falls under Georgetown University's Protection of Minors policy.