Aaron Lieberman

Aaron Lieberman

Founder of Jumpstart

1995 Global Fellow

Aaron Lieberman is the co-founder and CEO of Jumpstart, and has a strong track record of entrepreneurial successes in the social sector. After graduating from Yale, Aaron became a Head Start teacher and founded Jumpstart, an organization which pairs college students with preschoolers. Jumpstart is a national organization that provides individual attention to develop a child’s language and literacy, social, and initiative skills. Its outcome-based model includes a comprehensive package of training, curriculum, and assessment strategies for both summer and school year programs. As of 2017, he is a partner at New Profit, leading New Profit’s work in early childhood with a focus on supporting and launching Early Childhood Support Organizations.


Aaron Lieberman is the co-founder and CEO of Jumpstart, and has a strong track record of entrepreneurial successes in the social sector. After graduating from Yale, Aaron became a Head Start teacher and founded Jumpstart, an organization which pairs college students with preschoolers to develop literacy, language, and social skills. What began as an idea in Aaron’s dorm room went on to become a national organization and leader in early childhood education; today, Jumpstart engages 4,000 college students in service to nearly 15,000 children in twenty states and the District of Columbia, in more than seventy-five communities across the country. While at Jumpstart, Aaron also founded and served as Chair of Schoolsuccess.net, a venture-backed for-profit spinoff of Jumpstart that created the first online versions of the High/Scope COR and Creative Curriculum’s Developmental Continuum.