Currently accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year! Apply today!
What is Jumpstart?
Jumpstart AmeriCorps members complete a term of 300 hours of service with partner children at a local RI Headstart or preschool center.
Jumpstart URI corps members receive six credits in a CSV 302 online course, a $1,175 AmeriCorps education award for successful completion, and can earn work-study funds if awarded by URI.
General Information for Jumpstart URI
Steps to Join Jumpstart URI 2013-2014!
1. Decide if Jumpstart URI fits into your schedule for FALL 2013! You should only select 1 of the following options for the ENTIRE 2013-2014 YEAR:
Jumpstart Sessions: M/W 3:00pm-5:30pm**
Team Planning: T/TH 3:30pm-4:30pm
Jumpstart Sessions: T/TH 12:00pm-2:30pm
Team Planning: M/W 1:00pm-2:00pm
Jumpstart Sessions: T/TH 2:45pm/3:00pm-5:30pm
Team planning: M/W 1pm-2:00pm
*If you have a conflict, do not let that stop you from applying! Make an appointment to meet with Catherine Cutlip or Holly Hernandez to discuss other options.
**Jumpstart Session time does not include drive time to and from pre-school. Preschool placements usually depend on schedules
2. Complete Jumpstart 2013-2014 application for Corps Members
3. Schedule an interview with Jumpstart Site Staff (Roosevelt Hall 133/002B)
4. Accept an offer as a 2013-2014 Corps Member, if presented by Jumpstart Site Staff
5. Select a Jumpstart Option that fits into your Fall academic schedule
6. Use course permission # given to you by Jumpstart staff to register for online CSV course
7. Provide Jumpstart Site Staff with copies of the following required documents:
* Copy of Birth Certificate + Copy of current Drivers License
**See Holly or Cat for complete list of acceptable documents for substitutions
* Copy of Car Insurance ONLY IF driving to or from preschool
* Copy of Social Security Card ONLY IF using awarded work-study funds
**Enrollment not considered final until all required paperwork is received.
8. Tell your friends - Jumpstart is still accepting applications!
We look forward to meeting and finding out if you fit into our Jumpstart URI Family!