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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.


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

How One Volunteer is Fueling the Future for First-Gen Students

"I believe education is a fundamental right and a cause worth championing. I participate because I want to make a tangible difference in the lives of students and families. Amplify Austin provides a platform to amplify the impact of Breakthrough by mobilizing the...

Breakthrough Students Celebrate STEM Day with Corporate Partner, AMD

​On November 8, 2023, AMD partnered with Austin FC, Breakthrough Central Texas, Manor New Tech Middle School and EK Fluid Gaming to welcome more than 100 students and educational staff to Q2 Stadium for a hands-on day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math...

Relive the Benefit Concert! Thank you for showing up for College Dreams.

What an incredible evening!  Last night, the Breakthrough community came together for the 2023 Breakthrough Benefit Concert in the heart of downtown Austin. Amidst the music and celebration of Breakthrough students and families, we were honored to have powerful sister...

Breakthrough Recognized Nationally for Service to Latino Student Community

As we enter the final weeks of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, we are excited to announce that Excelencia in Education, the only national effort to identify, aggregate, and promote evidence-based practices accelerating Latino student success in higher education,...

Mental Health Awareness Month: Leveling Up to Provide Mental Health Resources

Breakthrough students and families demonstrated remarkable perseverance, resilience and grace, but there is no denying that the crisis of the pandemic continues to impact the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages. The World Health Organization estimated...

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin Awards Scholarships to 7 Breakthrough Recipients

The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin (PBKAAGA) has always been committed to the encouragement and promotion of academic excellence in our community, and this year is no different.  Since 1999, the Association has awarded scholarships to graduating...


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of our students, on average, graduate from high school on early or on time, compared to compared to 88% of the most recent cohort of their Central Texas peers from low-income communities

of our students, on average, enroll directly in college, compared to 37% of the most recent cohort of their Central Texas peers from low-income communities.

of students, on average, graduate from college within six years, compared to 38% of their peers from low-income communities.