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My Breakthrough Experience: Jabrell Scott

"I joined different organizations like NAACP and Men of Honor that were focused on improving the perception of African-American people and also African-American males on campus. I wanted to be a voice and a leader on my college campus for marginalized communities like...

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...

Doing the Work: Building a Stronger Practice of Allyship and Anti-racism

"My hope for the Change Team is that we effect real change in the organization. That we are mapping out real pathways for greater diversity, equity and inclusion at Breakthrough, and that the change we make will be lasting. I hope that through our efforts, we are able...

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...

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.

Jeremiah Thompson: Graduating high school and transitioning to college during COVID-19

“To say being a high school senior in 2020 is a unique experience is a shocking understatement. I am one of thousands of first-generation college aspirants in Central Texas navigating my high school senior year in the age of Coronavirus. This is my story.”

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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