Founded in 1978, Breakthrough Collaborative has changed the lives of tens of thousands of students, utilizing a unique dual mission to:

  • Increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and put them on the trajectory of a successful college path.
  • Inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

In 25 cities across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and to build an interest in careers as educators.

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