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Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.

 1625 W Olympic Blvd., Suite 1050
 Los Angeles, CA 90015
[P] (213) 387-5506
[F] (213) 387-5552
http://www.jstart.org
[email protected]
Charlie Arreola
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 1993
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Organization DBA Jumpstart Southern California
Jumpstart
Jumpstart Region 3
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 04-3262046 00001

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all children. By participating in Jumpstart’s year-long program, children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 123,000 preschool children nationwide. Learn more at jstart.org and follow us on Twitter at @Jumpstartkids.

Mission Statement

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all children. By participating in Jumpstart’s year-long program, children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 123,000 preschool children nationwide. Learn more at jstart.org and follow us on Twitter at @Jumpstartkids.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2020
Projected Expenses $533,205.00
Projected Revenue $644,745.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Jumpstart Orange County

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promotes quality early learning for all children. By participating in Jumpstart’s year-long program, children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers to transform the lives of 123,000 preschool children nationwide. Learn more at jstart.org and follow us on Twitter at @Jumpstartkids.


Background Statement

Jumpstart Southern California has achieved rapid growth over the past several years. Since our local presence began in 2000, we have grown from a small program serving fewer than 300 children to becoming one of the leading early education organizations in the region with over 600 volunteers, serving more than 1,800 children annually. Amidst this rapid growth, Jumpstart Southern California has managed to maintain a high level of program quality, and our results in Orange County are the strongest in the Jumpstart network.

Nationwide, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college-student and community volunteers to serve more than 123,000 pre-school children in hundreds of early learning centers, and has been widely recognized as an innovative and impactful organization.
 
Jumpstart’s innovative program is a model in efficiency. As the organization has grown since its founding in 1993, Jumpstart has consistently decreased the cost per child-served hour from $35 to $7, a reduction of over two-thirds in fewer than 10 years. The Stanford Social Innovation Review found that Jumpstart has reduced its costs by at least 6% annually, while simultaneously achieving substantial growth.

Impact Statement

Over the past 25 years, Jumpstart has trained more than 50,000 college-student and community volunteers (we call them members) to serve more than 123,000 preschool children in hundreds of early learning centers nationwide. Jumpstart reaches 13,000 children in 14 states and the District of Columbia each year, and has been widely recognized as an innovative and impactful organization. Jumpstart is a five-time recipient of the Fast Company/Monitor Social Capitalist Award, which recognizes organizations that use disciplines of the corporate world to tackle daunting social problems. Jumpstart has also received the AmeriCorps Spirit of Service Award from the Corporation of National and Community Service, and the Cause Marketing Forum has twice given Jumpstart its Halo Award.

 

Jumpstart's results are stronger in Southern California than anywhere else in the country. Our objectives for the 2019-20 school year include:

* Engaging over 600 college students and community volunteers to reach more than 2,000 children with our year-long program

* A majority of Jumpstart children will make substantive gains in their language and literacy skills, as measured by the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL)

* At least 75% of Jumpstart college members will indicate interest in pursuing a graduate degree or career related to their Jumpstart service


Needs Statement

Jumpstart needs additional financial resources to deliver its transformational program to more children. Our needs include:
* Recruiting corporate leaders to serve on our Southern California Local Advisory Board
* Securing grants from institutional sources, including foundations and corporations
* Broadening our base of individual donors and champions
* Increasing our visibility among both the early education community and the general public in Southern California

CEO Statement

Statement from Gary Jimenez, Chief Development Officer of Jumpstart:
 
"While other organizations may address similar needs or engage a similar population, Jumpstart’s program is unique. Our intensive, curriculum-driven model together with the immediacy of our work directly in high-need preschool classrooms makes Jumpstart stand alone. Our program is also informed by the best research in the field and is focused on kindergarten-readiness, not just the opportunity for children to read with adults. For this reason, we are outcomes-driven and provide children with programming of the highest quality. At the same time, our program model, which leverages the resources of government agencies; colleges and universities; preschools; and institutional and individual donors, allows us to use a very cost-effective model."

Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in Jumpstart! It is possible to donate online at: http://www.jstart.org/get-involved/donate1  You can also mail a check to:1625 W Olympic Blvd.Suite 1050Los Angeles, CA 90015 To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Cindy Tovar at [email protected]

Geographic Area Served

Throughout the United States
North Orange County
Central Orange County
South Orange County

Jumpstart Southern California partners with 10 colleges and universities and 100 classrooms to serve more than 1,800 children across Fresno, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Our market office also hosts our Los Angeles Foster Grandparent program, which engages seniors and older adults in our program to serve 13 classrooms.
 
Nationally, Jumpstart serves 75 sites and 600 classrooms. To learn more about Jumpstart's locations visit www.jstart.org/locations.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Preschools
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development-Citizenship
  3. -

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Programs


Jumpstart Orange County

Jumpstart Orange County recruits and trains the best and brightest college students from California State University, Fullerton and University of California, Irvine to deliver our year-long early childhood education program. Our more than 130 Jumpstart  members work with over 400 children from Santa Ana Unified School District to promote children’s language, literacy, and social-emotional development. Members serve 8-10 hours each week in the classroom and lead twice-weekly, two-hour Jumpstart Sessions. The Jumpstart Session is a period during the school day when teams of members lead a series of intentional learning activities designed to help children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

Budget  $558,906.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

We measure our success by the kindergarten readiness gains children make throughout the course of participating in our Jumpstart program.

Using Jumpstart’s School Success Checklist, we assess children three times yearly against fifteen developmental metrics focused on language and literacy development. On average, Jumpstart children in Orange County make gains of more than 2 full developmental levels throughout the course of the program. As a result, children who participate in the Jumpstart program have outperformed a comparison group who do not participate in Jumpstart in each of the ten years we have conducted such studies, and our results are strongest in Orange County.

The early years are particularly important for Dual Language Learners, which make up 88% of the children we serve in Orange County. For the past 2 years, children who spoke Spanish only or English and Spanish at home started the Jumpstart program well behind English-only speakers but finished at that same level and in some cases ahead of their English-speaking peers.
Program Long-Term Success 

Investments in high-quality early education transform lives and yield extraordinary social returns. This has been validated by extensive academic research and highlighted by leading policymakers. For example, according to the seminal High/Scope Perry Preschool Study, children who participate in high-quality early education programs are more likely to read at grade level, thrive in school, and graduate than those who do not. They are also less likely to become involved with the justice system or need special instruction, which means that, according to University of Chicago economist and Nobel Laureate, James Heckman, every dollar invested in early childhood education produces a 10% annual return for the life of the child.

Therefore, in the long-term, given the extraordinary returns of investments in early education, the children we serve today will live healthier, more fulfilling lives and Orange County will derive the ensuing social and economic benefits.
Program Success Monitored By 

Jumpstart has developed a sophisticated, multi-layered program evaluation and improvement system. We measure the kindergarten readiness gains children make throughout the program using the Jumpstart School Success Checklist, described above. We also survey our college students three times a year to measure their knowledge growth around early childhood education best practices, their understanding of community service and citizenship, and their overall program satisfaction related to academic success and leadership development.

Jumpstart also has a robust monitoring system that is designed to quickly address programmatic challenges as they arise. In addition to the full-time Jumpstart Site Staff based at each university, Jumpstart regional Program Directors also conduct regular visits to Jumpstart classrooms in Orange County to observe program quality and support continual improvement.

Examples of Program Success 

Jumpstart has achieved extraordinary results in Orange County. In our latest School Success Checklist in the 2013-14 program year, the children Jumpstart served in Orange County made incredible kindergarten readiness gains - more than 2 full developmental levels throughout the course of the program. These results are the strongest in the Jumpstart network.

Jumpstart has also achieved success outside the classroom - building strong ties to the parents, caregivers, and families we serve, through literacy-based activities such as Family Literacy Nights, Spring Community Literacy Fairs, and Jumpstart-for-a-Day events.


Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Naila Bolus
CEO Term Start Oct 2011
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Naila joined Jumpstart in October 2011 after more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector.
 
Previous to Jumpstart, Naila was Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund, the largest grant-making foundation in the United States dedicated exclusively to security and peace funding. At Ploughshares Fund, she transformed the organization from a small funder to a national, influential policy player, and helped lead an effort to win Senate ratification of the New START treaty in December 2010. She pioneered a model of “impact philanthropy” that leveraged the foundation’s convening power, grant-making and operational capacity. During her tenure, Naila led a successful $25 million endowment campaign, and tripled the foundation’s budget and staff.
 
Prior to Ploughshares Fund, she served as co-director of 20/20 Vision, a grassroots organization that sought to promote democracy through helping members communicate with national decision makers. She also helped found the Women Legislators’ Lobby and served as the organization’s political director, successfully recruiting one third of female state legislators to lobby for environmental protection, human services and peace. Naila graduated from Tufts University in 1987 with a degree in International Relations.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Atalaya Sergi CA Regional Vice President --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Best and Brightest Companies to Work For National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2013
“Best in America” Seal Independent Charities of America 2012
4-Star Rating for Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Fiscal Integrity (every year since 2006) Charity Navigator 2012
Award for Workplace Flexibility and Effectiveness Alfred P Sloan 2012
National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2012
Social Capitalist Award (every year since its inception in 2004) Fast Company/Monitor 2012
Halo Award for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign (2007, 2009) Cause Marketing Forum 2009
Spirit of Service Award (in conjunction with Pearson) AmeriCorps 2008
Neighborhood Builder Award Bank of America 2007
Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter 2007
Directors Award Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy 2004

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 39
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 7
Caucasian: 14
Hispanic/Latino: 13
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): 2 or more ethnicities
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Chris Stadler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Lorie Almon Partner, Seyfath Shaw Attorneys, LLP --
Ms Stephanie Blank Chair, GEEARS; Senior Adviser, Arthur M. Blank Foundation --
Mr. Grady Burnett President & COO, HackerRank --
Mr. Thomas Connolly Managing Director, Goldman Sachs --
Mr. David Humphrey Managing Director, Bain Capital --
Mr. Greg Johnson President & CEO, Franklin Resources, Inc. --
Mr. David Lissy CEO, Bright Horizons Family Solutions --
Mr. Navid Mahmoodzadegan Managing Director, Moelis & Company --
Ms. Jennifer Marrus Consultant --
Ms. Kim Mitchell Organizational Development and Philanthropy, Executive --
Ms. Bridget Moynahan Actress, Star of CBS' 'Blue Bloods' --
Mr. Chris Stadler Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners --
Mr. Rob Waldron President & CEO, Curriculum Associates --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Brad Barrett Vice President, Capital Group Companies --
Mr. Manuel Camargo Jr. Principal Advisor, Strategic Planning, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison --
Ms. Sue Gaon Vice President of Customized Learning Solutions, Lakeshore Learning Systems --
Mr. Whit Hayslip Consultant, David & Lucile Packard Foundation --
Mr. James Huang Managing Partner & Founder, BRC Advisors, Inc. --
Ms. Elizabeth Marcellino Writer/Journalist --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Middle Eastern
Gender Female: 5
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Executive
  • Nominating
  • Program / Program Planning

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $536,867 $510,151 $394,648
Total Expenses $536,361 $509,570 $394,527

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$190,712 $118,347 $103,722
Government Contributions $199,702 $131,455 $187,232
    Federal $199,702 $131,455 $187,232
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $146,453 $260,349 $103,694
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $492,817 $461,363 $347,413
Administration Expense $4,500 $4,272 $3,299
Fundraising Expense $39,044 $43,935 $43,815
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.00 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 92% 91% 88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 7% 9% 11%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets -- -- --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Form 990's are from National Office for Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc.  Financials are specific for the Southern California Regional office. Summary financial data is per the financials and consultation with the organization.

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