Breakthrough SJC Grows to Better Support Students Through College Graduation 

Through the implementation of the 2017 Strategic Plan, Breakthrough SJC expanded its program scope to include support for its students through college graduation. Previously, Breakthrough served students with academic enrichment and counseling services from middle school to high school graduation with college matriculation as the outcome. They found that once in college their students, first […]

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BT Community Voices: Roshan of Basanti Indian Cuisine

Today we’re coming to you with the third story in our Community Voices series! As we look forward to our Business & Nonprofit Roundtable, we are thrilled to hear from the entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, and creatives (to name a few) that are investing in our community! Together, we are a dynamic group of learners and […]

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Teaching Fellow, Audrey Shenkin, Shares Why She Chose Breakthrough SJC

Breakthrough Collaborative’s National Teaching Fellow Application for Summer 2019 is officially open! Each year, we recruit talented, motivated college students to teach in our six-week summer program. If you are looking for a way to grow, be challenged, or explore a career in education, Breakthrough is for you! Summer 2018 Teaching Fellow, Audrey Shenkin, reached […]

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Breakthrough Spotlight on STEM

When Breakthrough high school senior Marilyn M. visited GMU Geotechnical, a civil engineering firm in Rancho Santa Margarita, she discovered the endless opportunities that a career in STEM holds. Breakthrough College Mentor Greg Silver is the president of GMU Geotechnical and offered to show Marilyn around his workplace. During the visit, Marilyn and her mentor […]

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College Admissions Visits Connect with the FirstGen Experience

Breakthrough’s College Mentor Program, a partnership that connects Breakthrough juniors and seniors with community members who support them through the admissions process, is in full swing. Last week, two admissions representatives Breakthrough to speak about their institutions. Lee Stork, an admissions representative from the George Washington University, visited the College Mentor Program Meeting to speak […]

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Breakthrough First-Year College Students Receive Scholarships

This fall, twenty-six Breakthrough students are beginning their college journeys. As our students step onto campuses across the U.S., they are culminating years of hard work and dedication. We recognize that being accepted to college is just one aspect of the path to higher education. Many other factors, namely a school’s affordability, influence students’ ability […]

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My First Week of College: Maite Garcia

This week, we chatted with Maite Garcia, a first-year student at CSU San Marcos. Maite is already proving to be a self-advocate, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come for her in the world of college. Emma: What were you feeling the week before you started classes? Maite: The week before classes started […]

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