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Summer 2018 by the numbers

We had a record number Breakthrough middle school, high school and college students spend their summer with us! 41,850 hours of summer instruction 1,650 Breakthrough Students went through the Breakthrough Summer Experience 161 Summer Teaching...

Meet Marquise

My name is Marquise, and I am currently a 7th grade Science Teacher for Team 2 at this beautiful UT Site. This is my second year as a Breakthrough teacher and I am proud to say that I am a product of Breakthrough. This means that 10 years ago, I was in the same spot as the students you will meet today. Like these students, I am also on my own path to become a first-generation college graduate.

Meet Niah

My name is Niah and I am a rising 6th grader. Next year I will attend Dailey Middle School. My goal in life is to be a super successful geologist. So far I have done a great job on that path to achieving that goal. I have graduated from 5th grade, and I got all As on my report  card. I also won the Excellence Award in P.E., music and technology, and was a member of the National Elementary Honor Society at Gilbert Elementary. Next year I hope to join the National Junior Honor Society at Dailey!

Funder Spotlight: General Motors

General Motors gives grantees opportunity to tell their stories at Annual Jeopardy Charity Event Every year, General Motors awards grants to local nonprofit organizations to support its efforts to serve and improve the communities in which they live and...

Breakthrough Celebrates Largest Ever Graduating Class

92 students from Austin ISD and Manor ISD become first in families to enroll in college In early May, we gathered with seniors and their families to celebrate one of the year's most exciting milestones for Breakthrough – doubling the...

Breakthrough Experience: James Carter

James Carter joined Breakthrough in 2007 when he was just a 6th grader at Kealing Middle School. Six years later, he graduated from St. Stephen’s and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Honors in English Literature from Rice University.

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