Fluor Corporation Sparks a Passion for Engineering among 8th Graders
Visitors Capture the Magic of a Breakthrough Summer
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 […]
Breakthrough Featured in The Capistrano Dispatch
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 […]
Community Partner Highlight: CR&R
Breakthrough SJC was profiled in a cover story on The Capistrano Dispatch leading up to the launch of its ninth summer. Breakthrough students Fabian Tovar, a junior at Capistrano Valley High School, and Amy Fabian, seventh-grader at Marco Forster Middle School, were featured in this story and shared their goals for the future and experiences as […]
World Book Night Celebration in San Juan Capistrano
We are thrilled to announce CR&R as Breakthrough’s newest community partner, for its leadership and support of our students. CR&R, under the leadership of Dean Ruffridge, is committed to helping improve the communities it serves and to create a higher quality of life for their residents. CR&R is involved in community events and its employees […]
Summer Preview: 20 New Teachers, 29 New Students
On Thursday, May 1, San Juan Capistrano Friends of the Library and SJC Public Library hosted Breakthrough middle school students to a local celebration of World Book Night. This world-wide event was first celebrated in England and Ireland in 2010 to spread a love for reading and to inspire passionate readers to go out into their […]
Breakthrough San Juan Receives 2014 Innovation Grant!
Our ninth consecutive summer program here in San Juan Capistrano is shaping up to be one of our finest yet! After a rigorous application and hiring process, we are excited to announce our 2014 Summer Teaching Team is set. We welcome five local Instructional Coaches, twenty college-age Teaching Fellows, and twenty-nine new middle school students into […]
Family Night Success for Donors and Students!
Breakthrough Collaborative, our national affiliate, has awarded Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano with the 2014 Innovation Grant. This Grant was awarded to only four of the thirty-three Breakthrough sites across the nation who exhibit success in developing and advancing innovative practices in the classroom and improving student achievement. This $5,000 grant will directly impact Breakthrough San Juan […]
Students Walk in 56th Annual Swallow’s Day Parade
Thursday, April 24, Breakthrough SJC families hosted our donors, supporters, and Advisory Board members to an evening of great conversations, inspiring speeches, and of course tons of home-cooked food! The event was held at the Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley here in San Juan Capistrano, with over 85 guests in attendance. Family Night […]
Breakthrough at City Hall!
“P-O-W-E-R We Got the Power ‘Cause We Are the Breakthrough Crew” Saturday morning over 30 students chanted their favorite Breakthrough cheers while walking in the 2014 Swallow’s Day Parade. Students and staff were honored to be a part of the “largest non-motorized parade in the nation!” For those unfamiliar with the event, Swallow’s Day is […]
Breakthrough students, parents, and supporters packed City Hall March 18th for Breakthrough’s presentation in front of the City Council. Director, Lorena Martinez, expressed the need for programs like Breakthrough in the community and reminded City Council of the incredible potential to make a profound impact on our youth. Breakthrough student and Capistrano Valley High School […]