Community Partner Highlight: CR&R

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 […]

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World Book Night Celebration in San Juan Capistrano

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 […]

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Summer Preview: 20 New Teachers, 29 New Students

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 […]

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Breakthrough San Juan Receives 2014 Innovation Grant!

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 […]

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Family Night Success for Donors and Students!

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 […]

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Students Walk in 56th Annual Swallow’s Day Parade

“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 […]

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Breakthrough at City Hall!

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 […]

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Breakthrough SJC Seeks Motivated Students for Summer 2014

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano is currently seeking middle school students to join the Breakthrough SJC family. After presenting at Marco Forster Middle School and Kinoshita Elementary School in San Juan Capistrano, Breakthrough SJC has kicked off its student recruitment season for 2014.  While Breakthrough SJC is predominantly searching for 25 sixth graders to join the […]

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Two Ivy-League Intern-Teachers Hired for 2014 Summer

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano is pleased to announce José Limón, a student from Yale University, Class of 2015, and Eliza McDonough, a student from Dartmouth College Class of 2018, as the first two intern teachers hired for Summer Session 2014. José, a first-generation college student himself, taught seventh grade math and astronomy at Breakthrough SJC […]

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