Jumpstart for Young Children


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Jumpstart Illinois

Program Description:

Jumpstart is working towards the day that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. We are making measurable strides towards this goal by pairing civically-minded college students with underserved preschoolers in year-long learning partnerships. For two hours, twice each week Jumpstart AmeriCorps members work one-on-one with their partner children, using interactive reading techniques as a foundation to build the language and literacy skills these children will need to fully benefit from the first years of school.

Primary Contact:

James Borishade, Executive Director
550 W Washington Blvd
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661
County: Cook
Phone: (312) 575-0640
Fax: (312) 873-4054
Email: james.borishade@jstart.org

Karina Kelly, Senior Program Director
550 W Washington Blvd
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661
County: Cook
Phone: (312) 575-0641
Fax: (312) 873-4054
Email: karina.kelly@jstart.org

Host Sites:

Jumpstart Chicago at DePaul University

2233 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
County: Cook
Contact: Melissa Frazin
Phone: (773) 325-4104
Fax: (773) 325-7459
Email: mfrazin@depaul.edu

Jumpstart McLean County at Illinois State University

100 A Turner Hall
Campus Box 5060
Normal, IL 61761
County: McLean
Phone: (309) 438-5664
Fax: (309) 438-5659