Alumni Spotlight: James Carter

"I think often of the quote that says 'talent is equally dispersed but opportunity is not' and I think opportunity to achieve as much as I've been able to is in part because of the support and advocacy I've received from Breakthrough over the last 15 or so years." -...

Breakthrough Internship Network Creates Talent Pipeline, Fosters Social Responsibility Among Austin-Area Employers

​Breakthrough Central Texas Partners with Austin Business Community to Strengthen And Diversify Local Workforce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 16, 2023 AUSTIN, TX – Breakthrough Central Texas, a leading Austin-area nonprofit creating paths to college for students who...

20th Anniversary Spotlight: Barry Aidman

During our 20th Anniversary Celebration, our speakers took us through a 20 year journey through their own perspectives. Follow along as we go down memory lane!   "My name is Barry Aidman and I had the good fortune to follow Jessica as Executive of Breakthrough...

20th Anniversary Spotlight: Renata

During our 20th Anniversary Celebration, our speakers took us through a 20 year journey through their own perspectives. Follow along as we go down memory lane!  "Meanwhile, as students like Arianna pursued their college degrees, Breakthrough began to plot how...

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...


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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