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BT Summer 2021 Redesigned to Combat Pandemic-Related Setbacks

This summer, Breakthrough summer programs have been redesigned to combat setbacks caused by the pandemic, the most disruptive event in recent history to our children’s education, and to help students successfully re-enter school in the fall prepared to advance...

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.

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 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 to better serve a greater diversity of...

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...

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.

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 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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