I’d like to provide information about Jumpstart, 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. Jumpstart is currently recruiting college students and would like you to consider applying for a position. See below for more information about the positions available. You can apply online by clicking on the following link https://application.jstart.org/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ashley Huff at 816-235-6021 or huffal@umkc.edu.

Volunteer with a team of other Corps members to provide early education programming in local preschools from September to May. There are two options for participation:
• 300 hour AmeriCorps service term between September 2015 and May 2016 (approx. 12 hours per week while UMKC is in session – no activities during UMKC breaks).
• 200 hour volunteer service term between September 2015 and May 2016(approx. 8 hours per week while UMKC is in session – no activities during UMKC breaks).

Both of these positions require that you be available for one of the below team schedules:
• Tuesday & Thursday from 2:30pm-6:00pm
• Wednesday & Friday from 2:30pm-6:00pm

• AmeriCorps members will receive a $1,212 education award upon completion of their service term (300 hour members only)
• Potential to earn internship/service learning credit (for applicable courses)
• Potential to earn work-study (for students who have been awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package)
• Extensive training in the field of early childhood education
• Professional development opportunities (i.e. training facilitation, service project planning)
• Membership in a national network of individuals committed to service
• Invaluable opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children

Please read the attached position description for more information. We look forward to receiving your application!

If you are unable to commit to a Corps Member service position at this time but would still like to get involved, please reply to this email to be added to our volunteer email list. We complete numerous service projects all year long that require a commitment of only a few hours, and we would love your help!

Thank you,


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