Breakthrough Welcomes New Staff

As Breakthrough SJC says goodbye to former Assistant Director Bryan Boyce and AmeriCorps VISTA’s Jenna Robinson and Sandra Alvarez, the program eagerly welcomes three new staff members to start the new academic year. Alex Serna joins Breakthrough as the new Assistant Director. He is a first-generation college student with an A.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. […]

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A Night For Celebration

Saturday, August 9th, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano welcomed students, parents, teachers, and supporters to celebrate the end of its ninth summer program. The night began with a potluck dinner, graciously provided by parents. Celebration showcased students’ musical and performance talents with skits and singing. In addition seventh and eighth grade students  took the stage to […]

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Two High School Students Intern with UCI’s Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Lab

Breakthrough SJC rising high school senior German Guzman and rising high school junior,  Francelia Lievanos gained valuable research experience this summer interning at University of California, Irvine’s Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Lab, with Professor Mecartney and her graduate students. Over the six-week internship, German and Francelia studied how steam affects atom mobility in technical […]

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Fluor Corporation Sparks a Passion for Engineering among 8th Graders

Engineers from Fluor Corporation made three special visits to Breakthrough science classes this summer. Engineers not only provided students with valuable tips and tactics on their Egg Descent and Vehicle Landing Contest, but even entered into the challenge themselves! Fluor employees, Felipe Delgado, Dwight Jackson, Vernyl Phillips, and Tanya Aguilar, introduced the Egg Drop Challenge […]

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Visitors Capture the Magic of a Breakthrough Summer

Breakthrough SJC experienced record-breaking attendance and community support at this year’s Visitors’ Day event. Visitors’ Day is one of Breakthrough’s largest events of the year, in which new and long-time supporters are invited to connect with the exceptional students and teachers who make up the BTSJC family. Visitors witnessed the summer program in action and heard […]

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