Jumpstart AmeriCorps Member


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4825 Troost AveKansas City, MO 64110


Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains volunteers to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

For more information and to apply, https://application.jstart.org/ or contact Silvina Munita at (816) 235-1003 or munitas@umkc.edu

Jumpstart Corps members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, work on a team, and build professional skills. 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.

During the year, Jumpstart Corps Members serve part-time. Although some of the hours are flexible you must have availability for at least one of the following time slots:

1) Mondays AND Wednesdays from 9:30am-1pm

2) Tuesday AND Thursday from 2pm-6pm OR

3) Wednesday AND Friday from 2pm-6pm OR


* AmeriCorps members will receive a $1,222 education award upon completion of their service term

* Potential to earn internship credit

* Potential to earn federal work-study

* Extensive training in the field of early childhood education

* Professional development opportunities (i.e. training facilitation, service project planning)

* Unique opportunity to join a national network of individuals serving young children

* Invaluable opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 300 hour AmeriCorps commitment

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