We are pleased to announce we now have the Jumpstart for Young Children program on campus to serve the preschool children of the Carson and Compton communities.

We are seeking dedicated students to mentor preschool children.

Positions include:

  • College Student & Community Corps Members Tutor a child, serve in his/her classroom, communicate with his/her family and attend trainings and service days.
  • Team Leaders Manage and coach your team of volunteers, plan and implement Jumpstart sessions and facilitate meetings.
  • Event, Project or Office Volunteers  Assist staff with planning, organizing and day-to-day tasks at Jumpstart’s local offices.

Taking applications until all open slots are filled.

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Earn while you learn - and give a child a Jumpstart on a quality education!

You can earn a $1195 education award for 300 hours of service.

  • For 300 hours of service, you will gain valuable experience working with preschool children in the local community.
  • You will be earning service hours that can be placed on your transcripts.
  • You will be earning service hours toward President Obama's Service Awards.
  • You will be giving a gift to a child that will last a lifetime.
  • Upon term completion, you will receive a $1,195 education award.
  • This program serves as a wonderful internship opportunity for majors such as human services, child development, psychology, and many more. Check with your instructor regarding internship placement requirements.

Dedicated to the potential of children everywhere 

Inspired by early education and powered by community service 

From the beginning  Jumpstart began in 1993 when two students at Yale University had a simple idea that, through the power of community service, college students could make a huge difference in the lives of preschool children. In our first year, 15 college students partnered with 15 preschool children in New Haven, Connecticut.

Growing stronger  Since 2000, thanks to generous support from our education partners and sponsors, the Jumpstart network has increased annually by an average of nearly 30 percent, making it one of America’s fastest growing nonprofit organizations. Today, Jumpstart is determined to reach more children in more communities by replicating our proven program model.

Contact: Jessica Ramirez, Jumpstart Coordinator/PT Lecturer Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement
1000 E. Victoria St., SCC 3
Carson, CA 90747
Phone: (310) 243-2438
Fax: (310) 516-3495
Email: Jumpstart@csudh.edu

To apply:  Application

At Jumpstart, we know that every child is born with the potential to succeed in school and in life. We also know that the foundation for that success is established in the early years, before a child enters kindergarten.  To cultivate a child’s social, emotional and intellectual readiness, Jumpstart brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for year long, individualized tutoring and mentoring.  Since 1993, more than 70,000 preschool children across America have benefited from millions of hours of Jumpstart service. This year alone, Jumpstart volunteers are serving more than one million hours with 13,000 preschool children in more than 60 communities across America.  Today, Jumpstart is recognized as a one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations in the field of early childhood education. Support us as we work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.