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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.

Join us Raise Your Hand 2020 – Virtual Edition!

We can’t come together in person this year, and will miss the chance to celebrate with you. But, Breakthrough’s programming continues virtually, and we hope your support will too. Our...

COVID-19 Update

Breakthrough's after-school program for fifth - eighth graders is closed through the end of the semester. While we'll miss seeing all of you in person, we hope to stay connected virtually....

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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