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Join us for our Summer 2017 Visitors' Days!

This summer, 133 rising fifth - eighth graders from across San Francisco are attending Breakthrough as part of their journey to a four-year college and their eight-year commitment to our program. Meanwhile, 32 outstanding college students are experiencing the rewards and challenges of an education career. All this happens with the support of 8 professional educators and over two dozen high school volunteers. Come see our work in action!

All sessions include breakfast or lunch, classroom visits, and a participant panel.

CLICK HERE to RSVP! Or, use the form to tell us other dates that work for you to stop by.

Wed, July 19:   8 - 9:30 am

Tue, July 25:   11 am - 12:30 pm


Eat at Straw and Support Breakthrough!

Throughout the month of July, eat at Straw (203 Octavia Street in Hayes Valley) on a Monday night and 10% of your bill will go to Breakthrough. Straw serves carnival-inspired comfort food, from burgers to funnel cake. Over the past six years, the restaurant has contributed in excess of $50,000 to Bay Area non-profits. Thank you Straw!


Thank you, Raise Your Hand Supporters!

Breakthrough would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many supporters of our 2017 Raise Your Hand dinner. Together, we raised nearly $300,000 in support of our hard-working students and aspiring teachers. View event photos here and the video we screened that evening here.

Thanks to Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom for graciously delivering the keynote address that evening. Thanks also to our participant speakers, Wilda and Abby; our event committee - Hilary Love Bader, Megan Howard, Nicole Krassner, Jane Mortimer, and Courtney Norris; and the many other members of the Breakthrough and SF Day School communities who helped make the evening possible. Thanks also to our generous corporate sponsors: