Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members 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.

Become a Brooklyn College Jumpstart Corps Member

  • Work with preschool children on reading, writing, and social-emotional learning.
  • Earn Federal Work-Study (if eligible) or course credit.
  • Serve eight to 12 hours per week with a team of Brooklyn College students.
  • Receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,200 following your service.
  • Receive professional training in early education and civic engagement.
  • Join a diverse service network, including more than 36,000 dedicated alumni.


You may apply online (rolling acceptance) on the Jumpstart website.

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