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Alumni Spotlight: Carlos De La Cruz

"I feel honored to be a part of this community. From middle school to graduating college with a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, to beginning my career at Tesla, it would not have been possible if it wasn't for Breakthrough. I can't even...

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Reyes

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Reyes

"In 7th grade, I and others took the monumental decision to sign a 12-year contract with an unknown non-profit that started in a small shack. I have never been so sure of that decision to sign that required contract so long ago."Q & AHow does it feel to have...

Alumni Spotlight: Carlos De La Cruz

"I feel honored to be a part of this community. From middle school to graduating college with a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, to beginning my career at Tesla, it would not have been possible if it wasn't for Breakthrough. I can't even...

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.