Creating a Lasting Legacy: Jabrell Scott

Creating a Lasting Legacy: Jabrell Scott

“I joined different organizations like NAACP and Men of Honor that were focused on improving the perception of African-American people and also African-American males on campus. I wanted to be a voice and a leader on my college campus for marginalized...
My Breakthrough Experience: Stevie Martinez-Farias

My Breakthrough Experience: Stevie Martinez-Farias

  Last summer was my first summer teaching and really getting an idea of what it is like to be on the giving end of the classroom. I say this because even two weeks in, it felt surreal to think I was in my student’s position 9 years ago. Wide eyed and eager to...
Joe Anthony Cruz: My Breakthrough Experience

Joe Anthony Cruz: My Breakthrough Experience

My name is Joe Anthony Cruz. This past May, with the help of my family and Breakthrough, I reached a goal I set for myself early in life. Today, I stand before you all with my Bachelors of Science in Media Management and Data Science from Ithaca College.  I was born...
My Breakthrough Experience: Marissa Peña

My Breakthrough Experience: Marissa Peña

Have you ever had someone believe in you so much that you learned to believe in yourself? I want to tell you about how Breakthrough’s belief in me has changed my life forever. My family has deep roots in East Austin. I’ve lived in the same house my entire life –...