Jumpstart Northridge

Rating: 4.67 stars   3 reviews

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Location: 18111 Nordhoff st Northridge CA 91330 USA

Mission: Jumpstart is working toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.
Results: Read for the record is done once a year and what is does it gives each child a assigned reading and community volunteers goes out to the preschool and donates their time and the book for the kids. As well as other results per year.
Target demographics: Low income children in the San Fernando Valley area between the ages 3-5. We help with improving their literacy skills and are a backboned to the pre-school teachers.
Geographic areas served: Northridge, North Hollywood, Van nuys

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Rating: 4 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

The Jumpstart program is a great experience for any person, in any field of study. Me being a political science major many may not see the importnce of me being a part of Jumpstart. However, while working with Jumpstart I realized that children play a major role in politics. Whether it be education, after school activities, or funds. Jumpstart is an excellent oppurtunity to learn more about children. I hav come to learn a lot about how children work, and I hope you will too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

children and parents. The children begin to show improvement within the first month of Jumpstart. The parents learn more on how they can help their child become prepared for higher education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the classes and trainings more interactive.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the interaction with the children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful in preparing the workers for their job.=

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach children across the U.S. and provide more rescources for the program.

Ways to make it better...

the Americorps and Work-study time-sheets were more correlated.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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California State University Northridge

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

I had a great experience with Jumpstart. I think Jumpstart's volunteer services to the underserved communities play a vital role in the lives of the beneficiaries.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In children's self-confidence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would less focus on the class and more on the program itself.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Personal satisfaction.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make even more positive impact.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend with my partner child.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Limited resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is a great program.

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Sherwood Headstart

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2008-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

Jumpstart Northridge, is a great experience for me. I was able take a few hours out of my busy day to help this low income children read. I was able to donate my time and give out free books to the preschool i was assigned too. The staff is very helpful and just wonderful. It made me want to come back and help out in future events. Is a great way to see children smile and it was an inspiration.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Many different forms. If you log on the website you can see how many children have been help and how many have actually graduate from high school by being part of jumpstart.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

That they make you feel at ease. Everything is coordinated by event and everything is done as such manner that everything must turn out good. They are always organized and ready but always expect the worst.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

GREAT!!!!!!!!! I met different college students and met other community volunteers who were doing the same. Involving themselves into an activity and making a difference in the chidlren. Everyone was great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do above and beyond anyone imagination. It will change the lives of millions, billions of low income children lives around california

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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