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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

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...

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...