Building a Community by Building Garden Beds

Garden Build 15

It was an early and hot Saturday morning and involved lots of dirt! But that didn’t stop our volunteers from coming down and supporting the Seattle Tilth “Just Garden Project.” This organization builds food gardens for low income families in their homes and communities to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment.  A garden can provide a family with more than $650 worth of… [Continue Reading]

Volunteer with Jumpstart at Read for the Record

On October 21, 2014 millions of adults and children will read Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells, as part of Jumpstart’s national campaign,, to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education and to support its mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.  Every year Jumpstart sets a… [Continue Reading]

Jumpstart’s Celebration at the Woodland Park Zoo


On May 9th, over 600 children and families from Jumpstart’s preschool partners across Seattle joined together for a fun afternoon of games, educational activities, and viewing animals and the Woodland Park Zoo!  See below for pictures from the event. (View More Photos)

Jumpstart Raffle

TLs and Prizes

Winners have been announced! View the Winners Jumpstart Seattle at the University of Washington and at Seattle University is hosting a raffle to raise funds for our Spring Celebration at the Woodland Park Zoo. The zoo has generously donated free admittance vouchers for our partner preschools to participate in a day of learning and fun. … [Continue Reading]

Jumpstart Raffle Prize Winners

raffle sponsor logos

Jumpstart would like to thank our Raffle Sponsors for their generous donations to our raffle and in supporting the Spring Celebration at the Woodland Park Zoo. The drawing was held on Friday, April 26 at 3:15pm.  Winners and ticket numbers are listed below, and all winners will be notified via email or phone by 4/29. Grand… [Continue Reading]

Story Time at Douglass-Truth Library

Jumpstart is starting Story Time! This February 11th Jumpstart will hold our first Story time at the Douglass-Truth Library in Capitol Hill. This event welcomes preschool age children to come and listen to a large group reading followed by a fun activity.  Community members are encouraged to help make this event a success by volunteering to… [Continue Reading]

MLK Day of Service

Jumpstart MLK Day

For MLK Jr Day of Service this year, Jumpstart is inviting the community members to give back to one of our Head Start preschools in Seattle.  Home to six of our Jumpstart teams, we are more than excited to have this opportunity to help the Cecilia Williams Bryant Center start the new year with a… [Continue Reading]

Holiday Donation Drive!

Treehouse Donation Drive

Jumpstart is proud to announce our second Holiday Donation Drive! The holidays can be tough for kids in foster care, many of whom face the season without parents, relatives or siblings. That’s why Jumpstart is hosting a Holiday Donation Drive for foster kids. Our donation drive will help Treehouse give new toys and warm winter clothes… [Continue Reading]

Read for the Record


On October 4th, 2012, millions of adults and children read Ladybug Girl & the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis, as part of Jumpstart’s national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education and to support its mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters school… [Continue Reading]

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