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Future Focus Spotlight: Horizon Bank

The Future Focus Summer Internship Program arranges full-time, paid, professional internships for first-generation college students from low-income communities. Learn more here.  Q&A with Kelli Raymond Horizon Bank, Vice-President of Human Resources How long has...

In solidarity with our AAPI students, families, and staff

Dear Breakthrough Central Texas Students, Families, and Community Members, We are saddened, horrified, and angered by the murders in Atlanta last week that resulted in the deaths of 8 individuals, 6 of whom were Asian/Asian American women, and the rise in racism and...

In solidarity with our AAPI students, families, and staff

Dear Breakthrough Central Texas Students, Families, and Community Members, We are saddened, horrified, and angered by the murders in Atlanta last week that resulted in the deaths of 8 individuals, 6 of whom were Asian/Asian American women, and the rise in racism and...

Update: The Latest on Policy & Advocacy at Breakthrough

Breakthrough’s policy and advocacy initiatives working to remove barriers to college access and success, build power, and improve the quality of life of Breakthrough students and their communities, continues across legislative, institutional and internal domains. Here...

Breakthrough announces addition of 5 trustees to the Board

We are pleased to welcome Christina Corona, Revlynn Lawson, Mysha Lubke, Jeffrey McDowell and Jessica Slade to Breakthrough’s Board of Trustees! These community members bring a wealth of knowledge to our organization. Read more about our newest board trustees...

The Breakthrough Challenge Exceeds $10 Million Campaign Goal

In 2019, we announced The Breakthrough Challenge – a $10 million campaign to propel us toward a new North Star: to move the needle on educational equity by doubling the number of college graduates from Central Texas’s low-income communities. The need for this campaign...

OUR MISSION

Breakthrough Central Texas creates a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree.

OUR VISION

All Central Texas children have the opportunity to realize their potential through the life-changing power of a college degree.

My Breakthrough Experience: Stevie Martinez-Farias

Just last summer, Stevie spent 6 weeks teaching English Language Arts and Tech Research to a group of Breakthrough 9th graders. Wide eyed and eager to learn, she saw the same gleam of curiosity and excitement in her students that she remembered in herself. Nine years ago Stevie joined Breakthrough with the same college dreams as her students. Today, she is a junior at Bennington College and will be walking the stage in May 2021.

graduate high school on time, compared to 83% of similar peers

Breakthrough students graduate college at 2.5 times the rate of all students

the rate of high school graduates go on to earn a college degree, compared to similar peers

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