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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 three 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.

Fall 2020 Volunteer Application Available Now

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