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Breakthrough San Francisco supports young people on the path to college and trains the next generation of educators.

Founded in 1993, we’re a community involvement initiative of SF Day School and one of 25 national affiliates of Breakthrough Collaborative.

100% of students in our first six graduating classes have enrolled in college.

58% of our Teaching Fellows have entered the education sector, most as teachers in urban public school classrooms.

Student Profile: Yonatan

Yonatan remembers the moment he knew Breakthrough would be a good fit. A Breakthrough staff member was presenting to his fourth grade class at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the Fillmore...

Teaching Fellow Profile: Esther

Esther first thought about teaching as a fourth grader. That was the year when, for the first time, she didn’t learn very much. “I started thinking about how I would do things differently...

Apply Now for Spring Tutor Positions!

  The application to volunteer as a tutor in Breakthrough’s after-school program is available now! After-School Program The after-school tutor commitment is one afternoon per week –...

Support Breakthrough and Gateway on Nov 15!

Join Breakthrough and Gateway for a joint fundraiser, supporting both organizations’ critical work with students and teachers in San Francisco. Gather your friends or colleagues (21+) and...

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