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About Jumpstart

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

Jumpstart at NYU

Jumpstart NYU Corps member have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in preschools on the Lower East Side, work on a team, and build professional skills. All Corps members receive professional-caliber training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome based program, promote children’s school success, and build family involvement. Jumpstart NYU Corps Members serve part-time, 8-10 hours per week, for a full academic year.

All students hired must meet Jumpstart eligibility requirements and be eligible for Federal Work Study.

Students must pass a criminal background check before they begin training and classroom work.

For more information, contact a Jumpstart NYU Site Manager:

Sabrina Castro
Senior Site Manager

Jacqueline Cotugno
Associate Site Manager


Jumpstart Corps member and child.
Jumpstart Corps members work with their partner children for a full school year.
Jumpstart NYU Corps members serve in childcare centers on the Lower East Side.
Jumpstart NYU Corps members work together on teams.
Jumpstart is working toward the day every child in America enters Kindergarten prepared to succeed.
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