Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

Why serve with Jumpstart Pittsburgh?


• Work directly with preschool children in the Pittsburgh community.
• Join over 100 University of Pittsburgh students committed to social change.
• Earn your entire work study award or volunteer.
• Develop your leadership skills and receive professional training.

Thomas Bryant
Senior Site Manager
Years with Jumpstart: 5 Favorite Childhood book: The Lion and the Little Red Bird
Katie Blackburn
Site Manager
Years with Jumpstart: 4 Favorite Childhood book: 12 Dancing Princesses
Kim Goldstein
Site Manager
Years with Jumpstart: 2 Months Favorite Childhood book: The Giving Tree

Volunteer Information


Session Times

Mon/Wed 9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Mon/Wed 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Tue/Thu 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tue/Thu 2:00-5:30 p.m.


Contact information

Jumpstart Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh

email jump@pitt.edu

Call 412.648.1445

Visit 923 William Pitt Union


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