Congratulations, Class of 2024!

  Breakthrough extends heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2024, who completed their eight-year commitment to our program this month. From the time they started with us the summer before fifth grade, they’ve embodied our core values and persevered...

Thank You, Raise Your Hand Supporters!

    Thanks to the many guests who attended our 2024 Raise Your Event on May 8, celebrating Breakthrough’s work and community. We heard remarks from Breakthrough graduates Emily Leung and Isaiah Pardue-Bishop (pictured above), as well as SF Day School...

Student Profile: Yonatan

Yonatan remembers the moment he knew Breakthrough would be a good fit. A Breakthrough staff member was presenting to his fourth grade class at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the Fillmore and asked what colleges the students had heard of. Yonatan’s hand shot up. ...

Teaching Fellow Profile: Esther

Esther first thought about teaching as a fourth grader. That was the year when, for the first time, she didn’t learn very much. “I started thinking about how I would do things differently to make the classes more engaging,” she remembers. As she got older, she became...

Apply Now for Spring Tutor Positions!

  The application to volunteer as a tutor in Breakthrough’s after-school program is available now! After-School Program The after-school tutor commitment is one afternoon per week – Mon, Tue, or Wed, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm (or 4:30 – 5:30 pm for eighth grade...

Support Breakthrough and Gateway on Nov 15!

Join Breakthrough and Gateway for a joint fundraiser, supporting both organizations’ critical work with students and teachers in San Francisco. Gather your friends or colleagues (21+) and join us at City Beer Store in the Mission. Get your tickets here – tickets...