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Breakthrough San Francisco supports young people on the path to college and trains outstanding college students for education careers.

Founded in 1993, we’re a community involvement initiative of San Francisco Day School and one of two dozen national affiliates of Breakthrough Collaborative.

100% of students in our first two graduating classes are now enrolled in college.

63% of our Teaching Fellows have entered the education sector, most as teachers in urban public school classrooms.

COVID-19 Update

Breakthrough's 2020 summer program for rising fifth - eighth graders will take place virtually. Students and families, we look forward to seeing you at our Pre-Summer Orientation on Wed,...

Raise Your Hand 2020 – Thank You Supporters!

With the generous support of our community, contributions to our online paddle raise this spring exceeded $80,000, more than we had anticipated. The past few months have been a time of...

Now Hiring for Summer 2020 High School Program Assistant

              Breakthrough is now hiring a High School Program Assistant to help with volunteer training and management and other aspects of our 2020...

Spring 2020 Tutor Application Available Now!

We're excited to announce that the application is available now to volunteer as a tutor in our after-school program in spring 2020. It’s due by Fri, Jan 17 (8th grade applicants) or Fri,...

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