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Breakthrough’s College & Career Success Team (CCST)

The College & Career Success Team (CCST) supports all students in their pursuit of a post-secondary degree, certificate, license or trade. Students can benefit from having a CCST advisor assigned to them who will support their studies up to 6 years beyond their high school graduation, and who will continually walk alongside them as they navigate admissions, enrollment processes, tuition payments and multiple other program components. 

HOW DO WE SUPPORT CCST STUDENTS?

We include pursuing any postsecondary education pathway that allows a student to attain a credential, certificate, diploma, or enrollment in the military while pursuing their passions and preparing for their career. At Breakthrough, the terms ‘college,’ ‘higher education,’ and ‘postsecondary’ are used interchangeably.

  Student Services

  • Academic advising
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Socioemotional wellness and support
  • Textbook purchases
  • Emergency Support Funds
  • Immigration Legal Aid
  • Mental Health Support
  • College Transfer Support
@breakthroughctx The College & Career Success Team (CCST) supports all students in their pursuit of a post-secondary degree, certificate, license or trade. Lean more about what BTCTX does here: https://breakthroughctx.org/ccst/ #nonprofit #nonprofittiktok ♬ original sound - Breakthrough Central Texas

Meet Your Advisors

Christi Almeida

ANDREA HARPER

Chief Strategy Officer

Dorothy Vasquez

ARELIS PALACIOS

Director of College & Career Success

Christi Almeida

CHRISTI ALMEIDA

Director of College Access

Dorothy Vasquez

DANIEL JACKSON

Partnership & Innovation Specialist

Randall Ischy

ERIN GENTRY

Associate Director of College & Career Success

Dorothy Vasquez

JANICA GOTHWRIGHT

Program Coordinator

 

Randall Ischy

CARLY BOAL

Program Coordinator

Christi Almeida

DAVID PORTER

Program Coordinator

Christi Almeida

BERENICE SOTO

Program Coordinator

Randall Ischy

CLAUDIA OCHOA

Program Coordinator

Christi Almeida

MAYA CARTER

AmeriCorps Senior Leader

Christi Almeida

KEAMBER MCCRACKEN

AmeriCorps Member

Christi Almeida

ISABELLA RODRIGUEZ

AmeriCorps Member

Christi Almeida

KELSEY CONROY

AmeriCorps Leader

Interested in the Breakthrough College & Career Success Team and want to learn more, please contact Arelis Palacios Director of College & Career Success, Palacios@breakthroughctx.org