On Tuesday evening, students, family members, supporters, and staff gathered at San Juan Capistrano City Hall to show their support for Breakthrough as Director Victor Cota spoke on behalf of the program. Mr. Cota expressed the need for a program like Breakthrough in the San Juan community and shared program highlights from this past year.

Vanessa Rodriguez, a senior at San Juan Hills School, spoke to the Council and expressed her gratitude for the program. She commented, “Breakthrough made a large contribution to my success as a first generation college student in high school and as ASB president.” Mr. Loya— parent of former Breakthrough student Enrique, now attending Trinity College, and current Breakthrough student Eduardo— also spoke on behalf of Breakthrough and explained how appreciative he is for the opportunities the program has provided for his sons.

A warm thank you to the San Juan Capistrano City Council for taking the time to listen to Breakthrough’s presentation and for your continued support in the community.