Our Impact

Everything it takes to graduate

Breakthrough is a college degree completion program, and also an aspiration, achievement and dream realization program. Breakthrough provides everything it takes for students from disadvantaged communities to see themselves and their world differently. It shows them how to set goals, build the skills and knowledge they need to realize those goals and gain the confidence to achieve their best vision of what’s possible for themselves.

The most powerful force in society is a child with a dream and the nurturing, knowledge and means to achieve that dream. We cannot afford to waste even one child’s dream. No child can do it alone—Breakthrough surrounds each child with a community that encourages and supports them until they cross the graduation stage.

Outcomes that change lives

Each year Breakthrough Central Texas admits a new class of 280 6th graders from Austin ISD, Manor ISD, and Del Valle ISD. In 2021, we will serve more than 2,300 students in grades six through college.

Breakthrough students graduate from college at 7x the rate of similar peers

Breakthrough students graduate college at 2.5 times the rate of all students in the region.

98% of Breakthrough students graduate high school on time, compared to 83% of similar peers

90% of students stay in Breakthrough from 6th grade through college

90% enroll directly into college, compared to 41% of similar peers in Central Texas

Breakthrough treated my daughter Alesia like the unique, amazing person she is, with guidance molded to her own goals and desires. Seeing Alesia graduate from college, now traveling the world, inspired me. I am proud to say I recently graduated from Concordia University”. 

– Narda Alba, Breakthrough Parent