Breakthrough Central Texas and TXST Partner to Help First-Gen Students Succeed

Mackenzie, Class of 2022, Breakthrough Alumni During the Fall 2022 semester at Texas State University, over 2,000 first-generation college students are enrolled in University Seminar to assist in their transition to the college experience and environment. Of these, 19...

Breakthrough Receives $30,000 from Bank of America to Equip & Empower First-Generation College Aspirants

With the constantly changing economic and health landscapes, charitable grants and fundraising are critical to supporting nonprofits like Breakthrough Central Texas. That is why Bank of America recognizes the need to empower students to become the first in their...

Reliving the Breakthrough Benefit Concert

Thank you for showing up for Central Texas youth! Last night, the Breakthrough community came together for the 2022 Breakthrough Benefit Concert, presented by AMD, at 3TEN ACL Live featuring Grupo Fantasma. Amidst the music and celebration of our 20th anniversary...

Benefit Concert History

Each fall Central Texans come together to raise funds and support Breakthrough’s mission of creating a path to and through college for first-generation college graduates through our annual Breakthrough Benefit Concert. In 2017, Beat the Odds transitioned to a more...

Breakthrough Officially Launches The Alumni Network with 250 & Counting Graduates

The Breakthrough Alumni Network is a newly launched initiative with more than 250 Breakthrough CTX college graduates! We launched this year to give Alumni a place to come together, continue the support past graduation, and support each other as they move into their...

Breakthrough Central Texas Hosts College Grad Banquet at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Celebrates milestone of reaching nearly 300 Graduates

Members of the Breakthrough community gathered at Stubb's BBQ to commemorate the graduation of more than 50 new college graduates from the class of 2022. The Breakthrough Graduates Banquet, held annually, is an intimate gathering for our most recent college graduates...


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.

Creating a Lasting Legacy: Jabrell Scott

When Jabrell first joined Breakthrough in 6th grade, little did he know he would be creating a legacy for his family — one his youngest brother could follow, and eventually his own children. Today, he describes becoming a first-generation college graduate as one of his biggest accomplishments. He recalls his middle school summers taking Bus 18 to the UT campus, an experience that led him to become an AmeriCorps summer teaching fellow further allowing him to give back to the community by working with kids whose shoes he was once in. Fast forward 4 years, Jabrell now holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Jabrell was one of more than 50 Breakthrough students who became the first in the family to earn a college degree during the COVID-19 pandemic.


graduate high school on time, compared to 86% of similar peers

of our students enroll directly in college, compared to 42% of their peers from low-income communities.

more likely to graduate from college compared to similar peers.

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