Welcome, Kayla and Valerie!

We’re excited to welcome Valerie Lam and Kayla Marcopulos, our new Middle School Program Assistants, to our team! Born and raised in the Bay Area, Valerie is a Vietnamese first generation honors student at the University of San Francisco majoring in Business...

Honoring the Legacy of Josephine Kennedy

  Breakthrough respectfully honors the memory of Josephine Kennedy, a native San Franciscan who did so much for those around her, including serving the students of City College for over 25 years. We are deeply grateful for the recent contribution of $200,000 from...

Thank You, Cytokinetics and Life Science Cares!

Last week, 35 Cytokinetics employees made time to give back, filling 135 backpacks with school supplies for the fifth – eighth graders attending our after-school program and adding handwritten notes of encouragement, encouraging them to keep working hard and...

Student Profile: Cresin

  Cresin applied to Breakthrough as a fourth grader at Commodore Sloat Elementary School here in San Francisco. At first he had some hesitancy about the long-term commitment, but he felt better once a few days had gone by. “What made me realize I wanted to stay...