Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
Breakthrough increases educational opportunity by focusing on the development of both students and teachers. Through academic enrichment and college preparation, Breakthrough prepares students who have limited educational opportunities to attend and succeed at competitive high schools and four-year colleges. Simultaneously, Breakthrough develops future educators by providing professional teaching experiences to college students through its selective residency programs.
Founded in 1995, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a ten-year academic enrichment program that builds a path from middle school to college graduation for underserved students from Philadelphia’s public, parochial, and charter schools.
Breakthrough also inspires talented high school and college students to become educators and engaged citizens by giving them responsibility for teaching in its programs.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's Our Mission and Vision page.
In The News
- Breakthrough Greater Philadelphia celebrates 25th anniversary, Chestnut Hill Local, October 25, 2019.