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The Center for Community Engagement serves as local host for Jumpstart, a national early education organization. Jumpstart recruits and trains college students and AmeriCorps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Corps members serve 300 hours in an academic year and receive an education award that can be used for tuition or federal loans.

Opportunities available to Jumpstart volunteers:

  • Work with preschool children on reading, writing, and social skills
  • Earn Federal Work Study if eligible
  • No prior experience with children necessary
  • All majors and academic backgrounds eligible
  • Receive professional training in early education
  • Serve 10-12 hours per week with a team of your peers
  • Receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award following your service
  • Join a diverse service network, including over 20,000 alumni


Or, for more information: contact Eastern's Jumpstart Coordinator.