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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 SF Day School and one of two dozen national affiliates of Breakthrough Collaborative.

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

47% of our Teaching Fellows have entered the education sector, most as teachers in urban public school classrooms.

Spring 2022 Tutor Application Now Live!

  We're excited to announce that the application to volunteer in our after-school program this spring is now live (links below). The application is due by January 7, 2022 (SF Day...

Student Profile: Montserrat

Montserrat applied to Breakthrough as a fourth grader at Fairmount Elementary School (now Dolores Huerta). Though her teacher had encouraged her, she was doubtful she’d be accepted given...

Join Us for a Conversation on Reaching Your Dreams

Breakthrough is teaming up with NBA Hall of Famer Chris Bosh and MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth for a virtual conversation with Breakthrough students from across the country on passion,...

Breakthrough Reopens!

After over a year on Zoom, we're excited to report that Breakthrough reopened for in-person programming this fall. Our fifth - eighth-graders attend our after-school program on weekday...

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