Academic Program Manager, PreSchool Services

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!