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Basic Info

Number of Children Served: over 800
Number of University Partners: 7
Number of Corps members: 350

Local Advisory Board


Sponsors and Supporters

Jumpstart is grateful to the following donors and partners for their support of our work in the District of Columbia:

The Boeing Company
ServeDC – The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism
The George Wasserman Family Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
K&L Gates
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
PNC Grow Up Great
Tom Healy and Fred Hochberg
Ethan Grossman
Tom and Kathy Raffa/Raffa P.C.
Sarah Segura
Natalie Wexler
Wells Fargo Foundation



In the News

IntheCapital Jumpstart DC is Helping Low-Income Students Develop the Skills They Need to Succeed
November 12, 2013
Spotlight on Jumpstart DC as part of a local philanthropy series.

IntheCapital Corporate Giving: How DC Area Brands Are Pushing Our Area Forward
October 31, 2013
The spirit of volunteerisim in Washington, DC.

The Huffington Post Magpies and Wild Things
May 17, 2013
Featured speaker at Jumpstart DC's Scribbles to Novels, Tom Healy, shares a story of why "a jumpstart isn't something you give tomorrow".

The Washington Post Jumpstart Holds Scribbles to Novels at the University Club
May 14, 2013
Photo gallery of featured authors at Scribbles to Novels including Dinaw Mengestu, Tom Healy, and Richard L. Holm, as well as other special guests.

K Street Magazine Inside Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels
May 10, 2013
Photos and feature about featured speakers at Jumpstart's Scribbles to Novels event on May 8, 2013.

The Huffington Post When Children Start School Behind, They Stay Behind
January 10, 2013
Through a $40,000 grant award from The Boeing Company, Jumpstart will bring its Community Corps program to D.C., enabling the organization to serve additional children in low-income neighborhoods of the District.

Washington City Paper Give It Up, D.C.
November 2012
Washington City Paper and the Catalogue for Philanthropy guide to giving in 2012 in the DC region.

The Washington Post Jumpstart DC Hosts Scribbles to Novels
June 2012
Photo gallery about Jumpstart DC's Scribbles to Novels event featuring authors including keynote speaker R. Dwayne Betts.

WAMU A Neighborhood Tries to Start Anew
March 16, 2012
WAMU 88.5: Metro Connection report on the Parkside-Kenilworth Promise Neighborhood and Jumpstart's work in this community. 

University/College Partners

American University
Catholic University of America
Georgetown University
Howard University
The George Washington University
Trinity Washington University
University of the District of Columbia

Jumpstart DC also partners with UPO - Foster Grandparents Program through our Community Corps program.

Early Education Partners

AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School
Barbara Chambers Children’s Center
Bruce-Monroe Elementary School
Cedar Tree Academy
Eagle Academy
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
Excel Public Charter School
Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center
H.D. Cooke Elementary School
Neval Thomas Elementary School
Noyes Education Campus
Kiddies Kollege
Sunshine Early Learning Center
Vision of Victory Child Development Center


Contact Info

Meg Duffy
Program Director

Site Staff

Community Corps
Jamarl Clark

American University
Stacia Jackson

Alisha Chanthinith

The Catholic University of America
Meagan Clark

Georgetown University
Samantha Bertocchi

George Washington University
Rochelle Yancey

Howard University 

Trinity Washington University
Renetta Davis

University of the District of Columbia
Isaiah Branton