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


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

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