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My Breakthrough Experience: Stevie Martinez-Farias

My Breakthrough Experience: Stevie Martinez-Farias

  Last summer was my first summer teaching and really getting an idea of what it is like to be on the giving end of the classroom. I say this because even two weeks in, it felt surreal to think I was in my student’s position 9 years ago. Wide eyed and eager to...
Joe Anthony Cruz: My Breakthrough Experience

Joe Anthony Cruz: My Breakthrough Experience

My name is Joe Anthony Cruz. This past May, with the help of my family and Breakthrough, I reached a goal I set for myself early in life. Today, I stand before you all with my Bachelors of Science in Media Management and Data Science from Ithaca College.  I was born...
My Breakthrough Experience: Marissa Peña

My Breakthrough Experience: Marissa Peña

Have you ever had someone believe in you so much that you learned to believe in yourself? I want to tell you about how Breakthrough’s belief in me has changed my life forever. My family has deep roots in East Austin. I’ve lived in the same house my entire life –...
Breakthrough Experience: James Carter

Breakthrough Experience: James Carter

Meet James, a Recent Breakthrough College Graduate pursing his PhD at Columbia University  ABOUT JAMES 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...
My Breakthrough Experience: Rhiannon Aleman

My Breakthrough Experience: Rhiannon Aleman

13th Annual Breakthrough Champions Celebration My name is Rhiannon Aleman and it is such an honor to be here tonight. I am a recent graduate from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and a proud Breakthrough alumna. My story is about the power of kindness....
My Breakthrough Experience: Grecia Lopez

My Breakthrough Experience: Grecia Lopez

My name is Grecia Lopez. I am a junior at Texas Tech University. That may not be a popular choice with all you Longhorn fans out there, but don’t worry, I’m doing great as a Red Raider. It is my honor to share my story today. It was during my sixth grade year that two...