Breaking the cycle of poverty through the power of education by serving students from underrepresented backgrounds starting in middle school through college graduation.

HELPING UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS IN EDUCATION

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano supports students from middle school to college graduation through tuition-free, college access programming. By providing academic enrichment opportunities and support, we are changing the trajectory for students whose backgrounds are underrepresented in higher education.

Nearly all Breakthrough SJC students are from low-income backgrounds and will be the first in their families to graduate from college.

OUR STRATEGIC MODEL

Support Starting in Middle School Through College Graduation

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano is committed to supporting students from middle school through college graduation with intensive academic enrichment, mentoring, and social-emotional support

Students Teaching Students

Each summer, we recruit talented college students from across the country to teach middle schoolers in a variety of subjects. Teaching Fellows gain valuable classroom experience, while middle schoolers gain early exposure to college life.

Support Starting in Middle School Through College Graduation

Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano is committed to supporting students from middle school through college graduation with intensive academic enrichment, mentoring, and social-emotional support

OUR IMPACT

The national percentage of low-income, first generation students who complete their college degree in six years.

The national percentage of non-first generation students from affluent backgrounds who complete their college degree in six years.

Percentage of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano students who are on-track to graduate college.

RECENT NEWS

Here are some of the recent happenings in Breakthrough!

Breakthrough Collaborative
Students of all ages, from early childhood through college, have experienced the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it was from colleges and universities abruptly shutting down in March, ...
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Breakthrough Collaborative
As Breakthrough SJC enters its 14th year of programming, we are excited to introduce a new summer staff role: College Support Intern! While the Breakthrough summer program has traditionally focused ...
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Breakthrough Collaborative
Through its 2017 five-year Strategic Plan, Breakthrough SJC made the program and financial commitment to serve more students and expand support through college graduation. In 2006, Breakthrough SJC began with ...
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AWARDS

We’ve received recognition from the San Juan Capistrano community!

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