One of the nation’s leading nonprofits in the field of early childhood education, Jumpstart not only realizes that every child is born with the potential to succeed, they work to make sure that happens.
Jumpstart joined Pace University in 2007 and has since brought more than 150 college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for tutoring and mentoring.
Jumpstart members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, provide individualized attention to help children succeed in school and in life, serve in a local community, work on a team, build professional skills, and earn money.
Jumpstart at Pace places approximately 50 students a year at local preschools to mentor young children. If you’re looking to be a part of something greater, Jumpstart at Pace is it!
-Earn $10/hour through work study
-Earn up to a $1,250 Education Award through AmeriCorps at the end of your service
-Become an AmeriCorps member
-Gain professional and classroom experience
-Meet great people and form new friendships
Volunteers also participate in fun events with other universities, including Read-A-Palooza!, hosted by Pace’s Jumpstart program in partnership with NYCAEYC, a community event that features free activities and games related to popular storybooks for children ages 3-9.
Jumpstart at Pace is housed under the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE), which also provides service-learning opportunities through the Community and Volunteer Mobilization (CVM) AmeriCorps, the Liberty Partnerships Program, and Upward Bound.
If you’re interested in long-term work with English language and computer literacy, CVM AmeriCorps is currently recruiting Pace students and alumni for nine-month paid internships. Read more about this exciting opportunity here.
Looking for more ways to help children reach their fullest potential?
- Become a role model to a child who needs it with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, Brooklyn and Queens, or Westchester.
- Help get inner-city kids off the streets using the power of baseball with Harlem RBI.
- Use soccer for social change to help Street Soccer USA end homelessness through sports.
- Find out how An Apple a Day is inspiring kids to live happy, healthy, and balanced lives.
- Learn how the American Youth Table Tennis Organization uses table tennis to promote the emotional and physical well-being of inner-city youth.