Breakthrough is a multi-year program that prepares underserved students for college, while developing the next generation of educators. Breakthrough national office, located in Oakland, CA, serves a collaborative network of 24 affiliates throughout the U.S.
and one in Hong Kong by providing program standards and resources including curricula, evaluation tools, and teaching fellow recruitment. Breakthrough affiliates are independently operated and carry out direct services to middle- and high school students from under-resourced communities, college undergraduates serving as teaching fellows, and professional teachers serving as instructional coaches
Check out this short video and enjoy the sights and scenes of Breakthrough Summer 2022!Looking back on this summer, we’re reminded of the incredible strides our Breakthrough communities made in and out of the classroom.
Our affiliate network supported 6,000 students and more than 850 Teaching Fellows this summer, bringing high expectations, high support, and fun.
Check out the sights and scenes of Breakthrough Summer 2022!
Breakthrough Collaborative Summer Recap 2022 It was another great summer of Breakthrough teaching, learning, and joy. Across our network, our 24 affiliates supported 6,000 students and more than 850 Tea...
We believe in and share Beyond100K’s perspective that systemic change often requires radical collaboration. We’re proud to be part of a network that is working collectively to solve a complex problem—to create a world where there is no STEM teacher shortage.
In collaboration with Beyond100K, Breakthrough remains committed to training and supporting the next generation of teachers and education advocates. Learn more and join us at Beyond100K.org.
This month we celebrate . Join Breakthrough as we acknowledge and celebrate our Hispanic students, Teaching Fellows, mentors, and staff across the country who continue to make invaluable contributions to their communities.
Meet Breakthrough Teaching Fellow alumna, Ashley Atilano. Currently an 11th and 12th grade English teacher in CA, Ashley is eager and hopeful to have a school year that is as “normal, fun, and joyful” as possible. To hear our entire conversation with Ashley click the link below http://ow.ly/pw3O50KO9P5
A Q&A with Ashley Atilano on transitioning back to school, Breakthrough’s Teaching Fellowship, and how teaching is incredibly personal to her - Breakthrough Collaborative This is Ashley Atilano’s third year of teaching. Her first year was completely online, six months into a global pandemic. The second year was her first year in-person, rife with pandemic stress and trauma, student absences, and staffing shortages. Despite it all, she is eager and hopeful to have a...
DID YOU KNOW Breakthrough has created a College Success Networked Improvement Community (NIC) to investigate the impact and efficacy of various approaches to college success work? With generous support from ECMC Foundation and working alongside Breakthrough New York, Breakthrough Central Texas, Breakthrough Greater Boston, and Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano, together, we will continue to work toward advancing college success for our students.
Read more here http://ow.ly/hlk950KNcXq
Check out our Fall edition of Breakthrough Beat featuring a recap of another excellent Breakthrough summer, alumna and educator Ashley Atilano, donor Carolyn Long, and more! http://ow.ly/869q50KL1sE
Throwback to two months ago, when students and Teaching Fellows across the country paired laughter with learning during another unforgettable Breakthrough summer.
Meet Jabali, a Breakthrough student & Teaching Fellow alumnus and current Compass Director with nXu, who, for more than 20 years has been committed to improving educational outcomes for students.
"Breakthrough Summerbridge was (and is) a magical place. The teaching was rigorous, the learning joyful, and the relationships inspiring.”
Read more about Jabali and check out other Breakthrough alumni by visiting our website: http://ow.ly/9BUX50Kw4G4
Alumni - Breakthrough Collaborative In its 40 year history, Breakthrough has served nearly 40,000 program participants. Our network of alumni spans several generations of college graduates who are now educators, leaders, and change-makers across many private and public sector industries. Meet a few of them below! Rhea Wong – Nonprof...
Meet David, a Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow alumnus and champion for educational equity. David credits Breakthrough as the “change of his trajectory” to pursue a career focused on improving educational outcomes for students in urban cities.
Hear more from David and check out other Breakthrough alumni here https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/breakthrough-spirit/
Meet Rhea, a nationally recognized nonprofit consultant helping build the next generation of fundraisers. Her passion and belief in Breakthrough began as a student and were nurtured as a Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough Summerbridge in San Francisco.
“At the heart of it [Breakthrough] are the people and the relationships that are built.”
Hear more from Rhea here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKLCu782gM&feature=youtu.be&themeRefresh=1
National Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of women's suffrage in the United States. As we celebrate this milestone, we are also reminded of the work that remains to ensure equality and justice for all women and girls in school, career, and in life.
If you are a Breakthrough alumni, let us know so we can share your story by completing the alumni story form: https://lnkd.in/g39G7r2J
This week, countless students and teachers begin a new school year filled with promise and possibility.
To Breakthrough students and Teaching Fellows everywhere, KUDOS for the hard work and dedication you put in this summer. Now go show your communities what it means to Be Breakthrough!
To the BT sites who are wrapping up summer programming, KUDOS for providing another summer of enjoyable learning and unforgettable teaching moments! Breakthrough Greater Boston
Meet Chau Ngo, a Breakthrough Manchester student, and Teaching Fellow alumna! This fall, Chau will be attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education on a full-ride scholarship!
“It was not until I had the privilege of joining Breakthrough Manchester that I developed a passion for learning. I experienced first-hand the positive impact the program has had on students.”
Hear more from Chau and discover other Breakthrough alumni here https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/breakthrough-spirit/
To help students recover from the pandemic, we must make educational investments in teachers. Prioritizing teachers supports students. https://www.the74million.org/article/122-teachers-speak-surviving-student-learning-loss-behavior-challenges/
122 Teachers Speak: Surviving Student Learning Loss, Behavior Challenges “My eighth graders wouldn’t use capital letters, periods, punctuation…I had to do mini lessons to review.” Eighth grade teacher, Cheraw, SC “Angry outbursts over little things, physical violence… no sense of the purpose of school… it’s boring or not fun… They don’t know why they....
To the BT sites who are wrapping up summer programming, KUDOS for providing another summer of enjoyable learning and unforgettable teaching moments! Breakthrough Central Texas Breakthrough Manchester Breakthrough New York Breakthrough Providence Breakthrough Sacramento Breakthrough Twin Cities Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano Breakthrough Santa Fe
Meet Breakthrough student & Teaching Fellow alumna, Rachel Young!
Recalling her experience with Breakthrough (then called Summerbridge), she recalls feeling that “It was the curiosity, love, and possibility personified in those teachers that left me a little radicalized.”
Hear more of Rachel’s story here http://ow.ly/wTP550Kf6ZQ
Breakthrough Collaborative is competing to present at 2023 and we need you to “Vote Up” our two sessions on 1) strengthening the teacher pipeline and 2) the importance of centering humanity in social-emotional learning. This year, SXSW received more than 1,200 applications, so every vote counts!
Click the link below for details on how to cast your vote. https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/help-get-breakthrough-to-sxsw-2023/
Cast your vote to get Breakthrough to SXSW 2023 - Breakthrough Collaborative Breakthrough Collaborative is competing to present at SXSW EDU 2023 (March 6-9) and we need you to “Vote Up” our two sessions: The Teacher Pipeline: Early Clinical Experiences (featuring Vince Marigna, National CEO, Dr. Cassandra Herring, Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, and Angelica Leve...
To the BT sites who are wrapping up summer programming, KUDOS for providing another summer of enjoyable learning and unforgettable teaching moments! Breakthrough Atlanta Breakthrough Birmingham Breakthrough Cincinnati Breakthrough At Kent Denver Breakthrough Fort Worth Breakthrough Houston Breakthrough Miami LearningWorks at Blake: A Breakthrough Program Breakthrough New Orleans Breakthrough Norfolk Academy Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Breakthrough Pittsburgh Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School Breakthrough Summerbridge Breakthrough Silicon Valley
If you are a Breakthrough alumni, let us know so we can share your story by completing the Alumni Story Form: https://bit.ly/3d4tvzL
Meet Breakthrough Miami student and Teaching Fellow alumnus, Jeremy Mathurin! For Jeremy, Breakthrough became the place where it was “cool to be curious” and where he developed a personal relationship to learning and academic curiosity.
To learn more about Jeremy’s Breakthrough story, watch this video! http://ow.ly/5sub50KaYLq
Breakthrough CEO visits Breakthrough New York. Read more below!
Breakthrough Collaborative CEO Meets Teaching Fellows at Breakthrough New York - Breakthrough New York Breakthrough Collaborative CEO Vince Marigna meets with summer Teaching Fellows at Breakthrough New York during a Visitors Day event.
Today we honor Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former President of South Africa, the late Nelson Mandela. His never-ending commitment toward creating an equitable future continues to inspire us all. Join us in celebrating
Central to our work at Breakthrough Collaborative is our commitment to affirming the lived experiences of our communities, particularly those who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented. We are excited to introduce the Human First Framework (HFF), supported through a grant from All Points North Foundation, to help us continue supporting our students to authentically appreciate themselves, each other, and their power to make systemic change. https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/introducing-the-human-first-framework-centering-and-supporting-students-holistically/
Introducing the Human First Framework: Centering and Supporting Students Holistically - Breakthrough Collaborative Central to our work at Breakthrough Collaborative is our commitment to affirming the lived experiences of our communities, particularly those who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented. Over the decades, we have strived to refine and evolve our work in response to what best serves....
We are champions of the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS), a diverse coalition that connects nonprofits, school districts, state and local education agencies, federal agencies, philanthropy, and national and community organizations to support increased access to and implementation of student support programs, provides technical assistance and research to enhance program effectiveness, and helps to recruit AmeriCorps members and volunteers to the effort.
All students deserve the opportunities and the support they need to succeed. Despite the heroic efforts of schools, educators, and families, the pandemic exacerbated educational and mental health challenges and widened long-standing inequities and opportunity gaps.
To address these challenges, the President is calling for Americans to become tutors, mentors, success coaches, post-secondary transition coaches, and wraparound/integrated support providers. In pursuit of this goal, the NPSS will focus on these five key, evidence-based areas to support the needs of students both in and out of school.
Read more about our work and how you can get involved by clicking here: www.partnershipstudentsuccess.org
Today we say farewell and thank you to our National CEO, Elissa Vanaver. Elissa's leadership these past five years has elevated Breakthrough immeasurably and positioned us for tremendous growth and impact. We know Elissa will continue to be a strong advocate and partner for Breakthrough. As she shares in her letter to the Breakthrough community, "...It’s time to muster all our assets toward the greatest possible impact, to lead with humility, confidence and a sense of urgency." Read more from Elissa here https://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/elissa_vanaver/