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Operation Jump Start

  • Operation Jump Start
  • 3515 Linden Ave.
    Suite 6
  • Long Beach, CA 90807
  • (562) 988-2131
  • 1994

Program Description

College Access begins equipping students in the 8th-grade with resources and continues to guide them on the path to college for the next three years. This is realized through individualized academic advising, intervention, and mentorship. Every student is matched with a mentor who provides guidance and support based on the student's developmental needs. Parents are also provided with new capabilities to create environments that allow their students to academically thrive. College Access students discover their full potential and enjoy an increase in confidence. With the opportunity to engage in educational workshops, social events, and cultural events, students deepen their ties to the Long Beach community and the world at large.

College Success students learn how to navigate barriers first-generation college students face in higher education. Students engaged in this program have access to resources that provide the guidance for students to walk around their respective campuses with their heads held high, knowing they can access all that college has to offer. These scholars graduate college with confidence in themselves and their abilities to live a life with greater opportunity and purpose. College Success students increase and embody civic engagement as well-prepared individuals who are eager to give back.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 4%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 7%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 62%
  • Other: 5%
  • African American: 22%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 110
  • Middle School: 170
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 60
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 98%