Breakthrough Announces Addition of 4 Trustees to the Board

We are pleased to welcome Irma Brand, Munira Fareed, Michael Ramirez and Jabrell Scott to Breakthrough’s Board of Trustees! These community members bring a wealth of knowledge to our organization. Read more about our newest board trustees below.  Irma Brand Irma...

For the Love of the Game

By David M. Porter IV Program Coordinator, Breakthrough Central Texas 2021 has been a year for the record books. Although we may look back in years to come on both the good and the bad, my hope is that we will remember a year where change was championed to establish...

Jessica’s Vision: Creating the Breakthrough

In 2000, Jessica Slade, a teacher with a master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Texas, recognized a need in Central Texas schools. “Austin was becoming a beacon for economic development,” says Slade, “but it was striking to me that students...

2022 Student Recruitment is in full swing!

2022 Student Recruitment is in full swing! As you know Breakthrough is an exciting and challenging journey that starts the summer before sixth grade and continues through high school and college.  Each spring, students in surrounding districts are invited to apply for...