Jumpstart: A Community Service Opportunity for UMKC Students


My name is Ashley Huff and I work for the Jumpstart program on campus at UMKC. Jumpstart is a national nonprofit organization that trains college students and community volunteers to deliver a research-based curriculum to preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. The program helps children develop the key language and literacy skills needed for school readiness, closing the achievement gap and setting them on a path of success. We are currently recruiting 70 Corps Members (college students) to serve with our program this year, and we would love the opportunity to give a 2-3 minute presentation about Jumpstart and the benefits of involvement to students in your course(s) this Fall. If you would be willing to give us a few minutes of your lecture time, please let me know a date and time that works best for you for a brief presentation. I have attached a Corps Member position description and included some of the benefits for students below.

We recognize your time is valuable and appreciate your consideration. If you would like to learn more about Jumpstart and potential service learning and/or internship opportunities, please feel free to contact me directly at huffal@umkc.edu or 816.235.6021. Please click here to view the job description: KC CM Position Description 7 21 15.

Thank you,


Benefits of Participation in Jumpstart:
• Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children and the community
• Professional development opportunities
• Extensive training in early childhood education and social/civic issues
• Potential to earn an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of service term
• Potential to earn service learning and/or internship credit
• Potential to earn work-study
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Ashley Huff | Site Manager
Jumpstart | CONNECTION inspires me.
Office: 816.235.6021| Fax: 816.235.5156
4825 Troost Ave., Suite 215
Kansas City, MO 64110

Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network.

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