Who We Are
Breakthrough Central Texas creates a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree.
All Central Texas children have the opportunity to realize their potential through the life-changing power of a college degree.
Breakthrough Central Texas is a member of a national network called Breakthrough Collaborative with 24 affiliates across the country.
Today, the Breakthrough National Office, located in Oakland, CA, serves a collaborative network of 24 affiliates throughout the U.S. by providing program standards and resources including curricula, evaluation tools, and teaching fellow recruitment.
Breakthrough’s affiliates operate dependently and deliver direct services to middle and high school students from under-resourced communities, college undergraduates serving as teaching fellows, and professional teachers serving as instructional coaches in their localities.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Breakthrough Central Texas is a safe place for people of all races, abilities, ethnicities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, immigration statuses, religions, and backgrounds. We accept, support, and celebrate all students and families. We believe that building our practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion will allow people to access and thrive in this community. With thriving people, we will be able to achieve greater impact and move toward our vision for a better future. In order to have clarity in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we have created the following definitions:
Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. At Breakthrough we define diversity as broadly as possible. Furthermore, diversity can include diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas, and
Inclusion is creating an environment in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.
Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.