Breakthrough Students Complete Summer Internships and Programs

Breakthrough high school students have found engaging ways to spend their summers as they begin to develop their skills and prepare for college and beyond. Rising high school junior Angela Mendoza interned for four weeks at CCS Fundraising, an Irvine-based firm whose goal is to “partner with nonprofits for transformational change” (ccsfundraising.com). Angela’s project was […]

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Breakthrough Students Return from Parks Trip

On Thursday, August 16, we welcomed Breakthrough students back to San Juan Capistrano after a tour of two national parks and one California state park. Eighteen rising tenth graders visited Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Monterey Bay through the generous programming of Birthright America, a foundation whose goal is to help young people explore […]

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Breakthrough SJC Welcomes New VISTAs!

Breakthrough SJC welcomes our newest AmeriCorps VISTAs, Linda Lazaro and Emma Lee. Linda will be serving as our Volunteer Coordinator, coordinating the high school tutoring and college mentoring programs. Linda was raised throughout LA County as the eldest of four sisters who are currently in elementary school. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine […]

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