Breaking the cycle of poverty through the power of education by serving students from underrepresented backgrounds starting middle school through college graduation
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.
Support Starting in Middle School Through College Graduation
Students Teaching Students
Serving San Juan Capistrano
Nationally, the percentage of low-income, first generation students who complete their college degree in six years
Nationally, the 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
“I have been blown away by the hard work and dedication of these students. The students at Breakthrough are incredibly passionate about their goals and dreams. They have shown vulnerability and bravery that will continue to shape their futures.”
Nicola T., 2017 & 2018 Teaching Fellow, Mercer University