More than twenty years ago, four college students asked each other: What if we could offer children from under-resourced communities individualized attention before they enter kindergarten, giving them the critical academic and social skills—the ‘jumpstart'—they need to succeed?

The idea took hold and by 2015, Jumpstart had trained more than 40,000 college students and community volunteers, preparing over 87,000 children for kindergarten success. Jumpstart's program is replicated across the country in 14 states and the District of Columbia. We leverage partnerships with higher education institutions, Head Start, community-based preschools, and school districts to create sustainable solutions in order to close the kindergarten readiness gap.

Dear Friends,
What was true when four college students founded
Not only did over 90% of Jumpstart children make Jumpstart 23 years ago is still true today: at the heart of kindergarten readiness gains last year, but 96% of our Jumpstart's unique and effective program is a dedicated Corps reported that they would recommend serving with and caring adult who forms a trusting relationship with a Jumpstart to their peers, a strong predictor of our future child. Something magical unfolds each time a Jumpstart ability to serve more children in the neighborhoods where Corps member enters a classroom to the shouts of we're needed most. "Jumpstart's here!" Time and time again, we have seen We are filled with gratitude for your dedication, generosity, how Jumpstart's training, intentional curriculum, and passion, and trust in us. We have made great progress individualized attention encourage children to thrive. together and yet we are called to do more. Our work is In the following pages you will get to know some of the more important than ever and we're honored to have you incredible people who helped bring the Jumpstart program to life for 11,500 children across the country this year. It's Yours in service, stories like these that inspire us every day, and we know that you will be inspired too.
As we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, we know that none of them would be possible without your support. Jumpstart's year, from start to finish, was punctuated by momentous highlights. We were honored and filled with pride when President Obama and the First President & CEO Family served alongside Jumpstart Corps members on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. We cheered when over 2.3 million people came together for Read for the Record day to call attention to the importance of early literacy. And we celebrated when we learned that the Center for High Impact Philanthropy named Jumpstart a "high impact opportunity" for donors who want to invest in early learning.

Puts Children First
On the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, President books, the First Family created notecards for a matching Obama underscored his commitment to both national game used throughout Jumpstart's school year program in service and early education by rolling up his sleeves to cut, which children pair the correct uppercase and lowercase glue, and prepare materials for Jumpstart classrooms in letters in an effort to build alphabet knowledge. President the greater Washington, D.C. area. The First Family joined Obama's commitment to children's literacy, education, Jumpstart Corps members to assemble books for Jumpstart's and service was clearly demonstrated on the MLK Jr. Day of writing center. Each blank book serves as a canvas for Service and it was an incredible honor to welcome the First children to explore the use of print and the meaning of words Family into the Jumpstart family.
by writing and illustrating their own stories. In addition to the A brighter future is ours to write. Let's begin this new chapter – together – and let's start the work right now.
- President Obama, 2015 State of the Union Address Photo Credit: Getty Images 4,200 Corps members The Heart of Jumpstart
Jumpstart is fueled by the core
Jumpstart is unique in that it places adult-child interactions all contribute belief that providing high-quality teams of adults - who undergo to the progress a child makes toward educational opportunities to all young extensive training and ongoing children contributes to breaking coaching - into preschool classrooms Our curriculum is specifically designed the cycle of poverty. With more across the country several times to focus on the key skills that research than six million children across the each week. Jumpstart's consistent shows are critical in supporting country living in poverty, the need for routine, low adult-to-child ratios, children's language, literacy, and programs that prioritize kindergarten and a combination of child-initiated social-emotional development. readiness is at an all-time high.
activities and intentional 14 states plus DC To maximize our impact and to name, and understand the causes our work every day. This allows us demonstrate true leadership in and consequences of emotions. to document a child's progress the field, we're always looking for In addition to keeping apprised of and kindergarten readiness gains innovative ways to improve our the latest research and participating throughout his or her participation program. This year, we've deepened in numerous studies by independent in Jumpstart, giving us the data we our attention to vocabulary and researchers, organizations, and need to ensure a high-quality comprehension while incorporating a universities around the country, program for all of the new emphasis on language skills that Jumpstart embeds evaluation into children we serve.
support a child's ability to recognize, Scribbles to Novels
Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels galas are our largest fundraising events, taking place in Boston, New York City, and San Francisco each spring. Across the country, we unite prominent authors, celebrities, and leaders in early childhood education to underscore the importance of literature in children's lives. From breathtaking views to inspiring stories and new friendships, the 2015 events collectively raised over $2.2 million. Here are some of the highlights from our signature events:
MFS Investment Management was Two lucky guests won the opportunity to Jumpstart staff and guests were honored for donating over $2.8 million work out with actor Hugh Jackman.
encouraged to dress in theme at the to Jumpstart over the past 10 years.
San Francisco Zoo.
Actress Brooke Shields and fashion Guests were treated to an Authors photographer Nigel Barker (above) Corps member Andrea Cerecedes Panel featuring Anita Diamant smiled for the camera on the red carpet. led a group sing-along to a favorite (above), Marja Mills, and Lois Lowry.
Jumpstart nursery rhyme, "Looby Loo." Pulitzer Prize winners, Nicholas D. Kristof Corps member Jacqui Ferraiolo and Sheryl WuDunn, extolled the New York Times best-selling author, shared her passion for Jumpstart and impact of early education advocates Cheryl Strayed (above), got "WILD" how she honors her mother's legacy and highlighted Jumpstart's part in the chronicling her emotional journey every day in the Jumpstart classroom.
movement for early education.
along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Gil Zamora pictured with his Jumpstart partner child in 2000 Gil Zamora: A 15-Year Reflection "We had the opportunity to make Gil is proud to be a first-generation a difference," Gil Zamora eagerly Mexican-American and the first in replied when asked why he joined his family to go to college. Once at Jumpstart 15 years ago at San SFSU, Gil was motivated to give back Francisco State University (SFSU). "I to the community. Because of his learned so much about the different upbringing, Gil was able to identify communities and people of San with many of the Jumpstart children Francisco while serving in preschool and families. He fell in love with the classrooms throughout the city. In Jumpstart program.
college, you get so caught up in your Jumpstart sparked Gil's lifelong own little bubble. Jumpstart made interest in and advocacy for sure that didn't happen to me." early childhood education. Upon Gil was raised in Lynwood, California, graduating from SFSU, Gil moved to a city in the Compton area of Los Oakland, California where he worked Angeles. In the 1990s, it was an area as a program coordinator for a family impacted by gang violence, social literacy program serving high-risk protests, and community uprisings. "I communities. He went on to earn his was in 4th grade the night the Rodney Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, King riots started," Gil said. "I was one is currently a development manager of about three students that showed for HealthConnect One in Chicago, up to school the next day because Illinois, and serves on Jumpstart education was that important to my Chicago's Young Professionals mom. But when the Compton Fashion Board. "Jumpstart shaped my values, Center across the street from my influenced my career, and deepened elementary school went up in flames, my appreciation of and respect for we were all scared, and my mom different cultures. Jumpstart shaped came to get me right away." what I value as a person and as a professional." Fall is our favorite time of year at Jumpstart. Classrooms across the country are filled with children, college students are back on campus, Corps member training is underway, and Jumpstart's Read for the Record® is just around the corner! Jumpstart's national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience. On October 21, 2014, over 2.3 million people around the world united to read the children's book, Bunny Cakes, by Rosemary Wells.
This year's celebrity ambassador, actor Josh Duhamel, brought a whole new level of excitement to the campaign, donning a pink bunny suit while handing out copies of Bunny Cakes on Venice Beach in California. To no surprise, Josh's bunny suit did not go unnoticed, catching the attention of many popular media outlets such as E!, People, and US Weekly. Josh also helped spread the word about the importance of high-quality early education through various appearances, including a live reading of Bunny Cakes at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, which was featured on The Meredith Vieira Show. Josh joins a roster of celebrity Read for the Record supporters, including Tiffani Thiessen, Justin Bieber, Mary-Louise Parker, LL Cool J, and Jumpstart national board member Bridget Moynahan. #ReadfortheRecord reached
500,000+ people read
2,386,836 people across
over 10 million people
Bunny Cakes online
every U.S. state and over 20 countries joined in on the fun As a new dad, I'm proud to be part of a campaign that advocates early education for all children. The best part of our day is story time with Axl. Thanks to the many government agencies, individuals, foundations, and corporations who believe in our mission, the Jumpstart program reached nearly 11,500 children across the country in 2015. Richard W. Goldman Tristin and Martin Mannion Family Foundation May and Stanley Smith United Way of Greater Atlanta Corporation for National and Greg and Tracy Johnson in partnership with the Joseph B. Community Service – Mimi and Peter Haas Fund MFS Investment Management Whitehead Foundation Foster Grandparents Kay and Anjan Mukherjee The Pinkerton Foundation Corporation for National and $50,000 - $99,999
New York Community Trust Community Service – Chris and Loretta Stadler National Direct AmeriCorps $100,000 - $249,999
The Rose Hills Foundation DC Office on Aging Silver Giving Foundation First 5 Los Angeles The Baupost Group The Stocker Foundation Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism The Stuart Foundation Massachusetts Service Alliance CVC Capital Partners The David Tepper Foundation W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Missouri Community The Eisner Foundation Service Commission Franklin Templeton Investments Dee and Jimmy Haslam III $25,000 - $49,999
New York City City Council Helios Education Foundation Heckscher Foundation New York City Department Joshua and Anita of Youth and Community Lorie Almon and Mitch Bompey Bekenstein Charitable Fund David Humphrey and Amelia Peabody Foundation The Marrus Family New Yorkers Volunteer The Arthur M. Blank Foundation Insurance Industry Serve DC – The Mayor's Office Charitable Foundation Bank of America Merrill Lynch LEGO Community Fund U.S.
Robert and Christine Small Lissy Family Fund Caitlin and Ian Blasco Jumpstart is honored by its continued partnership with Seyfarth Shaw. Employees have supported Jumpstart in multiple ways, including generous donations and valuable in-kind support. Additionally, Seyfarth Shaw employees have dedicated countless hours to Jumpstart as board members and as event host committee members.
Two Sides of the Same Coin
Jenny Villegas was a Jumpstart Corps
shared with her the work I was doing member at the University of Southern with my own partner children, my California in Los Angeles. Thirty miles mom knew exactly what Jumpstart away, in Santa Ana, her brother, was and how lucky Daniel was to Daniel, was a Jumpstart student.
be a part of it. During his time in Jenny and Daniel's parents came Jumpstart, we both saw improvement to the United States in search of in Daniel's oral language, alphabet a better life for their children. "My knowledge, and writing skills. He parents are both working class, loves going to school, reading, and low-income immigrants from Mexico," spending time with his friends." Jenny explains. While money has After school, Jenny aspires to be a always been tight and her parents teacher. "Jumpstart was the perfect didn't have a lot of time to spend way for me to get real classroom reading to their children or helping experience and work in a community them with homework, Jenny was that I could identify with. South determined to become a first- Los Angeles reminds me a lot of generation college student. "I have my home in Santa Ana. They have always understood education as a similar challenges, but they also have way out of poverty - a way for my resilience, great food, rich culture, family to become successful." and space for transformative change. When Jenny's mom found out that I think it's awesome that Daniel and I Jumpstart was going to be at Daniel's could both be part of the Jumpstart school, she called Jenny immediately, program, experiencing two sides of full of excitement. "Because I had United Way of Greater Atlanta was a founding partner of Jumpstart's work in Atlanta and has granted nearly $500,000 in support of Jumpstart since 2008. Through its Smart Start Initiative, United Way has showcased Jumpstart to its partner organizations and engaged other community organizations in Jumpstart's Read for the Record® campaign, among other high visibility projects in the city. The Boeing Company Tufts Health Plan Foundation Robert and Kathy Ceremsak Holly and David Bruce Robert and Jennifer Waldron Philip and Alicia Hammarskjold Coastland Capital - Gordy and The Walther Foundation Ann Johnson Foundation Khristine Holterman & Derek and The Charlotte Foundation Zeist Foundation, Inc.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Chris and Keena Clifford James Tyree Foundation The David B. Gold Foundation $10,000 - $24,999
Joshua and Rosy Cohen A. L. Mailman Family Rupert and Maryellie Johnson Paul and Sandy Edgerley Foundation, Inc.
Kyong Chung Coleman and Max and Nancy Justicz Leslie Abbey and Steve Dietz Kaiser Permanente Vijay and Swati Advani The Community Foundation for The Kaplen Brothers Fund Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine Andrew & Melora Balson Greater New Haven Mark and Lydia Kennelley Liberty Mutual Foundation Stephanie and John Kenneth Rainin Foundation John and Judy Angelo Kilpatrick Townsend & The Ludcke Foundation Dale Atkins-Rosen and Rob Rosen The Kimball Family Fund The Morris and Gwendolyn Bain Capital Children's Charity Cafritz Foundation Bill and Vicki Barke Laura Ensler and David Rivel Pitney Bowes Foundation Deb and Steve Barnes Lawrence J. and Anne Polk Bros. Foundation Bernstein Family Foundation F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Rubenstein Charitable BJ's Charitable Foundation Finnegan Family Foundation Robert T. Keeler Foundation Seyfarth Shaw LLP Liberty Bank Foundation Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Dana and Rob Smith Bright Horizons Family Solutions Lily Auchincloss Foundation Jim and Letetia Callinan Richard A. Friedman Linde Family Foundation Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.
Lisa and David Carnoy Bennett Lindenbaum Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher The Stringer Foundation Cerberus Capital Kristin and Doug Londal Grable Foundation Theodore Edson Parker Lucy Green and Mark Flannery Capital Group has been a strong supporter of our work in Southern California for the past 13 years, donating over $1.3 million in support of Jumpstart's programming. In addition to being a generous financial supporter, employees have also shared their time, talents, and influence. Capital Group is particularly special to Jumpstart as it hosted a round table discussion group with foundations and other prospective supporters in 2006 that led to hiring the first Southern California-based Jumpstart staff member. We are honored to have Brad Barrett, Senior Vice President at Capital Group, serving on the Southern California Advisory Board. Ann and John Daley Foundation Limited Metka and Jack Daly John and Lynda Marren James and Julia Davidson The MAT Charitable Foundation Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Timothy and Melissa Draper Mr. Owl Foundation Wellington Management Community Foundation Terrence and Nicola Mullen Beth and Michael Fascitelli NewAlliance Foundation FieldPros, Inc.
William and Sakurako Fisher Jed and Deb Plafker Community Foundation PNC Financial Services Group Molly Wythes and The Fund for Greater Hartford Tom and Jill Pulley Publix Super Market Charities Gabrieli Family Foundation Benjamin Rasmussen Nancy P. Marriott Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 Jamie and Bobbie Gates Alan Riffkin and Anne Turner Abbot and Dorothy H. The Reebok Foundation Stevens Foundation Blair and Jackie Hendrix Linda and Thomas Rizk Richard and Bonnie Reiss Benjamin and Elizabeth Adams Beth and Kevin Hoffman Robins Kaplan LLP Rivel Research Group, Inc.
Allen H. & Selma W. Berkman Michael and Barbie John John and Mary Franklin Joseph and Deborah Robbins American Eagle Outfitters Foundation, Inc.
John F. Ryan and Sara Klein Roy A. Hunt Foundation Saab Family Foundation Apple Matching Gifts Program David and Alexandra Kamin Philippe and May Seeman Michael and Nelly Arougheti Eileen L. Norris Foundation Sharyar and Laura Aziz Rebecca Schechter Douglas and Shawn Mackenzie Robert and Heather Selvaggi Grace Mao and Dan Reid Mark and Donna Bolender John and Gabriela Sipe Starbucks Coffee Company Elizabeth Marcellino Charles H. Revson Foundation Gordon and Nicole Smith State Street Foundation, Inc.
William and Irene Marsh Claneil Foundation Alison Mass and Sal Bommarito Christopher Colpitts The TJX Foundation, Inc.
Massachusetts Convention Cove Street Capital State Street Matching Wells Fargo has been instrumental in Jumpstart's work and fundraising efforts in Northern California for ten years, donating over $350,000. Not only is Wells Fargo a strong supporter of Jumpstart's programming in the San Francisco Bay Area, but also a longtime backer of Jumpstart's annual fundraising gala, Scribbles to Novels, in addition to Jumpstart's Read for the Record® campaign. We are also incredibly grateful to have Rosy Cohen, a managing director at Wells Fargo, serving on Jumpstart's Northern California Advisory Board.
Connecting with Shahnaz and MarcoShahnaz Terzi is one of 120 Jumpstart "Every child is different, so I tried I'm a more effective Corps members at the University of various techniques with Marco in Pittsburgh. She is studying to become order to keep him engaged. If he team player, a solutions- a pediatric speech-language couldn't remember a particular pathologist and joined Jumpstart not letter, I would provide prompts or oriented problem only to gain experience working with sounds such as making a snake with solver, and I have young children, but to also give back my hands for the letter ‘S.' After just to the Pittsburgh community.
a few weeks of Jumpstart sessions, more confidence in my Marco is a 4-year-old boy in Shahnaz's I was so excited to see Marco's ability to effectively Jumpstart classroom at the Crescent progress. He smiles often, is talking a Early Childhood Center. When lot more, and has made incredible communicate with Shahnaz first met Marco, he was very advancement with his letters. Now children, a skill that soft spoken, liked playing by himself, when we go over the spelling of his wasn't interested in reading, and name, he shows an interest in learning I didn't have before didn't talk very much. While Shahnaz his letters, an interest that I had never didn't take it personally, she made it seen before. He asks questions when meeting Marco and her mission to find a way to genuinely we read books, participates with his becoming a Jumpstart connect with Marco.
classmates, and makes eye contact with others." Corps member. Family Child Care InitiativeJumpstart is committed to developing new, innovative ways to prepare as many children as possible for kindergarten. Through our Family Child Care Initiative, Jumpstart Corps members deliver our proven curriculum to children who are cared for in a licensed childcare setting. We convene a group of Family Child Care educators with the children they serve and Jumpstart Corps members conduct sessions in a large group setting. Last year alone, this new program allowed us to reach 145 more children in Massachusetts who lack access to a more structured preschool classroom experience.
As a proud partner of City's First Readers, a New York City Council initiative, we have the privilege of working alongside other partner organizations across the city, such as Literacy Inc. and the New York Public Library, that share our core belief that equal opportunity in education contributes to breaking the cycle of poverty. The initiative brings together multiple early childhood education community agencies to work toward a common goal of providing high-quality literacy programs for children ages 0-5. Through this initiative, we give children and their families better access to programs and services that develop and strengthen literacy skills. Some of the highlights of our work include Jumpstart Regional Vice President Kerri Osborne addressing City Council members on the importance of supporting early childhood education, Jumpstart staff organizing literacy-based community events, and Corps members delivering the Jumpstart program to children who we wouldn't have otherwise been able to reach. The Carol C. McMullen Steven A. Tananbaum Charitable Foundation Jules and Eddie Trump Linda and Arthur Carter U.S. Bank Foundation University of Southern California Good Neighbors Campaign The Charlie Kaplan Fund of the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Ushkow Foundation Inc. Chavez for Charity EJ and Lori Whelan The Children's Workshop $1,000 - $4,999
FoundationStephen Chuck Sharon Aiuvalasit Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C.
Combined Federal Campaign American Honda Foundation Comcast Corporation Dana and Brahm Cramer David and Lisa Barse David Humphrey and Markella Zanni Garry and Shira Berger have been involved with Jumpstart Madeleine Dassule Paul Bidwell-Hanson since 2013. Shortly after getting Blue Cross Blue Shield to know the organization, David Allison Devore and Ross Levinsky became a member of Jumpstart's Joseph and Lorraine Bolus National Board of Directors and Bill and Kate Duhamel eagerly signed on to be the co-chair The Boston Foundation of what would be the most successful Kaija and Peter Braus Wendy and Doug Eisenberg Scribbles to Novels fundraising event Rose Else-Mitchell and Greg Hill Jose Briones Jr. and Silvia Briones that the organization has ever hosted Brady and Andrea Enright in Boston. Whether they're visiting Robert and Milano Buckley a Jumpstart classroom to see our Roderick and Jill Burns work firsthand, establishing new Jo Anne and Jack Faer relationships, or hosting committee Albert Cappelloni meetings at their home, the Carl E. Wynn Foundation Humphrey family is incredibly special Robert Carlock and Jen Rogers Charlotte Ferretti to the Jumpstart family. David Carmel and Kirsten Axelsen Carmel Sangster Family Foundation David Flannery and Edward and Anne Jamieson John McGuire Jr.
Emily and James Satloff Amy Wilson Flannery McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Mary Foss-Skiftesvik Marlane Melican and Ellen and Steven Segal Todd and Patricia Foster The John Buck Company Russell and Carin Fradin Bruce and Holly Johnstone Microsoft Matching Gifts Program SFA Properties LLC FRB Boston SR&C Events Fund Jill and Sam Sheppard Marilyn Friedman and Ross and Emily Jones Sidley Austin LLP Linda and Michael Frieze John Sigel and Sally Reid The Friezo Family Foundation Kristin Keaschall Sandy and Jeff Monassebian Stefanie and Robert Skinner Carol and Benjamin Monderer Jill and Robert Smith Keller Knapp Realty Dan Solomon and Mindy Berman George Wasserman Margaret Nelson and Family Foundation Southern California Gilder Foundation Inc.
King Printing Co., Inc.
Brian and Heather Nester Speramus Foundation Klein Family Charitable Fund Mark Nieker and Nancy Siadek The Grainger Foundation Marilyn Lyng O'Connell Michael Sternklar Eldridge and Kirsten Gray Rita O'Connor and Peter and Lori Stokes Anna Kovner and Seth Meisel Matt and Tami Stolte Michele and Ross Greenburg Mr. & Mrs. William O'Leary Sullivan Construction Sean and Jacqueline Griffiths Melanie Ladhabhoy Frances Sweeney and Lars and Cristina Haegg Lainoff Family Foundation Francis L. Fraenkel SWIFT Community Affairs Donald and Kathleen Thomas and Jill Pappas Ford and Roula Tamer Pat Covelli Foundation Richard J. Harrington Patricia and Liam Patrick Maureen Leary-Jago and Rhonda and Stratton Heath Norman and Lillian Peck Ann and Rob Tirschwell Pete and Rebecca Helme Lance Leener and Milena and David Perez Dana and William Herrman William H. Herrman Amnon and Shana Levy Robert Pressimone David R. and Susan Tunnell Karen Hershey and Larry Green Steve and Lila Lewallen United Way of the Jean Hill and Larry Schultis Mary Alice and Ken Lewis Michael and Tracy Roberge National Capital Area Stephen and Melanie Hoenig Susan and Elihu Rose Dale and Stephen Hoffman Michael and Lauren Marrus Josh and Yael Rosen Andrew and Shannon Hsu Christina and James Huang William and Leigh Matthes Ruth and Allen Ziegler Foundation News Corp has been a strategic partner and funder of Jumpstart since 2014 when it announced a substantial two-year commitment in support of Jumpstart's program across the country. Through their philanthropy and leadership, News Corp has helped bring Jumpstart to more children across the country while also engaging its employees through opportunities such as Jumpstart's Read for the Record®.
United Way Suncoast Adrian and Elizabeth Zackheim Lorenze Zimmerman Franklin Templeton Investments David and Carolyn Wasserman Gansevoort Park Avenue Betty Sugarman Weintraub Riva Aelyon/HerLens Kent and Meghan Weldon Christopher Wendel Corbin's Crusaders Sports Club Wheelock College Dempsey & Carroll Ashley and Paul Widboom Blue Hill at Stone Barns Byron and Anita Wien The Book Vine for Children Gilda Dobrica/ProSwim NYC Jazz at Lincoln Center Brad Benson Hyundai Armand D. Domalewski Bridgeport Bluefish Ella Fitzgerald Foundation C. Wachtelhausen Photo JoAnn Esposito/Adam Their Lakeshore Learning Essex House New York Jennifer Marrus celebrated her 22nd year with Jumpstart this fall. In 1994, Jen was introduced
to Jumpstart when she was a student at Harvard Business School, recognizing early on that
investing in children pays huge dividends in the future. As a resident of New York, Jen helped
build a solid foundation for Jumpstart's work in the Tri-State area, introducing scores of new
supporters and volunteers to the Jumpstart family. She was a founding member of the Local
Advisory Board and its chair for eight years, joining the National Board of Directors in 2008.
Ten years ago, Jen helped produce the first ever Scribbles to Novels gala, which is now one
of Jumpstart's signature events. Most recently, she helped launch our annual Fall Luncheon to
further build the Jumpstart network in New York City. Jen stops at no obstacle to advance
high-quality early learning and we are incredibly grateful for her support.
Merck, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, has selected Jumpstart as a "Neighbor of Choice." As a new sponsor, Merck employees didn't waste any time getting involved and giving back. Through back-to-school supply drives and volunteer events during which employees put together literacy and language resources to distribute to Jumpstart families, Merck employees are helping us prepare the 1,400 children we serve in the Boston area for kindergarten and beyond.
New York City Football Club Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Amnon and Shana Levy Lyons Den Power Yoga The Stadler Family Manhattan by Sail Westport Police Department Jennifer K. Marrus Rita Olinsky, M.A.
Chef John McCarthy Porter House New York Tiny's and the Bar Upstairs Riverside Symphony Molina Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Salvietti Tribeca Film Festival Jumpstart alumnus and current Site Manager Kyle Pilon is a member of the Coalition for New Britain's Youth in Connecticut, a citywide collaborative committed to improving the lives of New Britain's youth, ensuring that children have what they need in order to succeed in all areas of life. As a member of the Chronic Absenteeism Committee, Kyle works with school districts to track absenteeism among preschool students with the goal of identifying patterns of chronic absenteeism earlier in a child's school career. Kyle is not only able to share lessons learned with our valued preschool partner staff but he is also able to better support his Jumpstart Corps members as we work to understand the challenges facing many of the families that we serve across the country. Losing Myself in Service I am Ms. Wilma Jones and I'm currently serving as a Corps member with the Jumpstart DC Community Corps program. I would like to thank the Committee on Housing and Community Development for giving me the opportunity to speak on how the funds received from the DC Office on Aging have been beneficial toward the Jumpstart DC Community Corps program and most of all myself. Teaching is my passion. I am fortunate now to use my professional he background in education to help preschoolers excel in the classroom. T Jumpstart DC Community Corps program allows me to give back to my community as the District of Columbia has given to my family over the past several years. The children I serve, the teachers I work with, and the team members I share this awesome experience with inspire me daily. I feel a great sense of pride. As senior citizens we are not given many opportunities to use the skills and wisdom we have acquired over our Jumpstart's Community lifetimes to give back to our communities. The Jumpstart DC Community Corps program began in Corps program gives us that pride and opportunity.
2004 and offers a unique opportunity for adults of I leave you with the words of Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of any age to get involved in service.
the Indian independence movement: "The best way to find yourself is to en fortunate to lose myself lose yourself in the service of others." I've be This is the testimony of Wilma Jones, a Jumpstart in serving the future of this city: the preschoolers we work with in the DC Community Corps Jumpstart DC Community Corps program.
member, to the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Housing and Community Development.
Atlanta Advisory Board
Former Senior Managing Director, Chris Stadler, Chair Yendelela Neely Anderson, Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners Jennifer K. Marrus Michael A. Davis Jr.
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP President & CEO, Curriculum Associates Chair, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students Northeast Advisory Board
Betty S. Weintraub Mark Polebaum, Chair Principal, Carmel Asset Northern California
National Early
Advisory Board
Thomas G. Connolly Gordy Holterman, Chair Dale Atkins-Rosen, PhD Managing Director, W. Steven Barnett, PhD Douglas Clements, PhD Molly F. Collins, EdD Managing Director, Bain Capital Linda M. Espinosa, PhD Roberta Golinkoff, PhD President & CEO, Franklin Rebecca Schechter Charlotte Ferretti Resources, Inc.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD Jackie Jenkins-Scott Tri-State Advisory Board
Chief Executive Officer, Bright Sharon Lynn Kagan, EdD Horizons Family Solutions Brad Coleman, Co-Chair Southern California
Deborah Leong, PhD Navid Mahmoodzadegan Molly C. Wythes, Co-Chair Christopher J. Lonigan, PhD Managing Director, Moelis & Elizabeth Marcellino, Chair Kelly Maxwell, PhD Dale Atkins-Rosen, PhD Mariela M. Paez, EdD Jennifer K. Marrus Manuel C. Camargo, Jr.
Robert C. Pianta, PhD Arthur J. Rolnick, PhD Organizational Development & Judith A. Schickedanz, PhD Philanthropy Executive Marlene Zepeda, PhD Bridget MoynahanActress, Star of CBS' Blue Bloods 2015 Financials
Revenue Breakdown Operating Ratios Net Assets Increase from FY14 To view our full audited financials, please visit jstart.org.
Jumpstart &
San Francisco
State University
Partner to Equip
Andrew Ryan grew up in Lowell, "disgusting" during dramatic play Jumpstart at San Francisco Massachusetts. He was a below time, unknowingly using a vocabulary State University partnered average fifth grade student who word from the week before. It's with the EDVance had no drive or desire to do well in about Sophie running back into the program through the school; slowly, he was falling behind room to give her ‘Jumpstart friend' Marian Wright Edelman in comparison to his peers. That is, Jill a hug. It's about Ana Cara's eyes Institute to pilot a teacher until he met Mrs. Reid. "She pushed lighting up with curiosity when we preparation program. me and motivated me to want to introduce a piñata for the first time. This work directly supports know and learn more. She made me And it's about the huge smiles on the Jumpstart's strategic plan excited to learn, and although I didn't children's faces when they see the goal of making a positive realize it at the time, it was a huge red Jumpstart shirts coming down the impact on the early turning point in my life. When I thought hallway on Jumpstart days." education workforce. The about the role Mrs. Reid played in my It's moments like these that community has embraced life, it made me realize that I too can reinforce why Andrew and 4,200 Jumpstart's program and make an impact on someone else's Corps members across the country believes that it will make life. Jumpstart gave me the chance invest so much time in preparing a long lasting impact on today's youngest learners for a the kindergarten readiness While Jumpstart is working toward the better tomorrow. of young children by day every child enters kindergarten preparing highly trained "I love and cherish every minute I get prepared to succeed, Andrew has teachers. In the 2015-2016 to work with the children we serve seen firsthand that it's the little things program year the pilot and I know I'm not alone in saying that make a big difference.
will expand to include that. I'll never forget how the children 30 Corps members serving "It's about Ja'marri learning that we served have changed my life. 10 classrooms.
if you get your mitten wet, you Even if Ja'marri, Haxiel, Sophie, and need to leave it out in order for Ana Cara don't remember my name, it to dry. It's about Haxiel yelling, I'll never forget theirs!" 308 Congress St. 100 Edgewood Ave. 900 N. Franklin St. Atlanta, GA 30303 Chicago, IL 60610 New York, NY 10018 1625 W. Olympic Blvd. 1101 14th St. NW San Francisco, CA 94111 Los Angeles, CA 90015 Washington, DC 20005

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