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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

The Class of 2020 graduated into uncertainty. However, the enormous challenges of COVID did not deter them from their long-term goal. For the third consecutive year, we anticipate that 100% of our graduates will attend college - at UC, CSU, City College, and an array...

Breakthrough Teacher Profile: Eliza

As a first-year at Wesleyan University, Eliza began working at the university radio station and soon became co-producer of a youth radio project. She trained kids from nine to fourteen as DJs and co-hosted their live weekly radio program. “It gave me time to...

Breakthrough Student Profile: Ronnie

When Ronnie began Breakthrough’s academic program in the summer before fifth grade, he found it challenging. “I was not used to having rigorous academic programs, especially over the summer,” he says. “I was very shy when I was younger and wouldn’t ask for help. I...

Our Response to George Floyd’s Killing

Last week, George Floyd joined the long list of Black Americans killed in racist attacks. We express our grief that another Black life was taken by the police, and our outrage that these killings continue. For too long, Black people have been killed by citizens of our...