Advocacy

Advocacy

Jumpstart’s Policy and Government Relations Team

What We Do

  • Establish Jumpstart’s public policy agenda and strategy
  • Employ a range of advocacy techniques, including public appearances, thought leadership, direct lobbying, coalition participation, and public education efforts
  • Maintain and expand positive collaborative relationships with key federal, state, and local elected and government officials
  • Identify and apply for government funding opportunities in addition to AmeriCorps
  • Train and inform staff and alums to engage in identified advocacy effort

Meet Our Team

Policy Principles

Jumpstart’s Policy Priorities During COVID-19

Jumpstart’s Policy Principles

  • Accessible, high-quality early education
  • A professional, stable, and well-compensated early education workforce
  • Affordable higher education that incorporates valuable workforce training opportunities
  • A commitment to national service

For Corps Members – How to Take Action

Stay tuned to hear about how you can get involved!

For Alumni – How to Take Action

Our Work

Op-eds

The Hill, May 2020 "Due to COVID, Underserved Students Will Suffer Substantial Learning Loss"

Letters and Endorsements

Jumpstart CEO Naila Bolus Urges Support for Community Service-Based Federal Work Study - December 2019
Jumpstart Endorses AIM Higher Act - July 2018

Our Accomplishments

  • Waiver of the AmeriCorps grant match requirement for FY19 & FY20 grantees
  • Lifting of the charitable giving deduction for itemized taxes
  • Partial expansion of the charitable giving deduction for non-itemized taxes
  • Provision of $5.4 billion emergency funding for children & families
  • Inclusion of nonprofits in the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
  • Extension to Jumpstart AmeriCorps members’ term of service
  • Safeguarding of Jumpstart AmeriCorps members’ Segal Award eligibility for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Suspension of student loan repayment

Contact Us

Questions? Email us at policy@jstart.org