Jumpstart Program at NYU


Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. The Jumpstart 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 members 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. Previous teaching experience is not required: 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 between 6 and 8 hours per week during one of the times below:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30 - 6:00 pm



All students hired must meet Jumpstart program requirements, including being 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
(212) 998-2216

Jacqueline Cotugno, Site Manager
(212) 992-9945