Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, to Headline Jumpstart’s Scribbles to Novels Event

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Scribbles to Novels Event Will Feature Scott McGrew, NBC Bay Area Reporter, and Honor Jumpstart Supporter Gary Syman

Jumpstart is committed to educating children who need it the most.

On Saturday, May 31, Jumpstart, a national early education organization, will host its annual Scribbles to Novels event at the Fairmont San Francisco. Jumpstart’s Scribbles to Novels is a unique fundraising event that brings prominent business and community leaders together with well-known authors in an intimate setting. This year’s event will celebrate Jumpstart’s twenty-one years of service to children and will feature the 66th Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and NBC Bay Area Reporter, Scott McGrew, in order to raise awareness of Jumpstart’s mission to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

The event will also honor long-time supporter Gary Syman for his many years of service on Jumpstart’s National Board of Directors and Northern California’s Local Advisory Board, as well as his leadership in education reform.

“Jumpstart is committed to educating children who need it the most,” says Elizabeth Winograd, Executive Director of Jumpstart Northern California. “Our preschool children exit the program with better footing than before and a more positive outlook on where they go in life. No matter their circumstance, Jumpstart works to make it better.”

Jumpstart Northern California serves more than 900 children living in low-income communities through programs in 45 preschool classrooms. Jumpstart’s Scribbles to Novels will bring together an audience of more than 300 supporters and hopes to raise over $500,000 in support of Jumpstart’s programs throughout Northern California.

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Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through our curriculum, Jumpstart children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at

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