How my roots shaped my path: a letter from the new director

My roots run deep in San Juan Capistrano. In the 1920s, my Grandpa Pete attended the Mission Basilica School, walking barefoot to and from school because his family could not afford shoes. He never made it past third grade. In the 1930s, my Grandpa Pete and my Abuelita (grandmother)—both members of immigrant families—worked in the […]

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The Capistrano Dispatch highlights the 10th summer of BTSJC

For the second year in a row, Breakthrough SJC was featured on the cover of The Capistrano Dispatch. The article discusses how the program has expanded over 10 years, including serving 232 local students and training 141 teachers. Former Breakthrough student and rising sophomore at the University of San Francisco, Raul Navarro, and outgoing Director, Lorena […]

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Students explore career paths

Last week for Career Day, students explored careers that they can consider pursuing after college graduation. Career Day is an annual BTSJC event where we encourage students to dress up as the career they aspire to and we welcome guest speakers from varying careers to speak to our students. This year, BTSJC welcomed five guest speakers: lawyers Jason Velez […]

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