Currently, Jumpstart partners more than 650 college student and community volunteers to work with 1,400 Massachusetts preschool children living in low-income neighborhoods in Greater Boston, Southeast Massachusetts, and the Merrimack Valley. Together, for the entire school year, they work on the language and literacy skills these children need to succeed not only in school, but also in life.
On May 3, 2012, over 250 prominent business and community leaders participated in Jumpstart Scribbles to Novels at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Guests joined acclaimed authors Ace Atkins, Joanne Chang, Ron Della Chiesa, Andre Dubus III, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Peter H. Reynolds and special guest Bridget Moynahan for a celebration of the written word and to support Jumpstart’s commitment to educational equality. Thank you to our Host Committee and sponsors for making the evening a success. Read More
Jumpstart in the Boston Marathon
Jumpstart was selected, through an incredibly competitive process, as an official charity for the 2012 Boston Marathon®. Jumpstart was one of 6 organizations chosen from a pool of nearly 150. We are thrilled to announce our Boston Marathon Team for 2012! Click on each runner below to learn more about them. Read More