Academic Program Manager, PreSchool Services

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Thea is the Jumpstart Program Manager at the University of Southern California. She recruits, trains and manages college students, called Corps Members, to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Corps Members implement curriculum to ensure children entering Kindergarten are prepared to succeed. USC’s Jumpstart program is part of a larger nationwide organization. Check out Thea’s story to see how to combine early childhood education with nonprofit work!