Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.
Jumpstart National Direct requests 1519 AmeriCorps members (321.57 MSYs) to deliver its supplemental evidence-based early education program to 3645 children. AmeriCorps members (called "Corps members") will serve preschool children from low-income neighborhoods, helping them build the emergent language and literacy skills they will need to succeed in school. Members will serve a minimum of 300 hours in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and the District of Columbia from September 2012 to August 2013, and will leverage 1815 additional volunteers in service projects benefiting additional preschool children. At the end of the academic year, 85% of Jumpstart preschool-age children will demonstrate fall-to-spring gains in literacy skills important to school readiness. The project will focus on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $3,115,004 will be matched by $3,142,291 in private revenue from individuals, corporations, and foundations.