Jumpstart Expands Programming to Worcester, MA 12.07.2015
WORCESTER, MA (DECEMBER 7, 2015) – On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, Jumpstart officially launched a new site in Worcester, MA with the support of Worcester State University, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), and the Amelia Peabody Foundation.
WORCESTER, MA, December 4, 2015 – Early childhood literacy was the center of discussions Thursday at Worcester State University when the school announced its partnership with Boston-based organization Jumpstart.
A partner company of AmeriCorps, Jumpstart is a yearlong program in which corps members, mostly college students working on a volunteer basis, spend four hours a week reading with at-risk children to improve the children’s language and literacy skills.
After one year, Julie Fitzpatrick, Jumpstart’s city program and site manager for Worcester, has recruited 33 AmeriCorps members from the Worcester State University student body. They are working at the preschools at Elm Park Center, Webster Square Day Care and two branches of the Guild of St. Agnes.