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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 six graduating classes have enrolled in college.

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

Fall Volunteer Application Available Now

  Breakthrough's application for fall tutor, teacher, and mentor positions is available now! We're looking for adults, college students, high school students, and 8th grade students...

Visit Us this Summer!

Breakthrough’s intensive summer program got underway earlier this month. We’re excited to support 147 students on the path to college, while training 32 aspiring educators, with the...

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Breakthrough congratulates our latest class of high school seniors, who completed their eight-year commitment to our program this spring. We applaud them for their dedication to their...

Thank You, Raise Your Hand Supporters

Thanks to the many community members who attended our 30th anniversary event on May 11. It was a joyous evening as we connected over cocktails and dinner in celebration of our work....

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