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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.

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Apply Now for Spring Tutor Positions!

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