Breakthrough First-Year College Students Receive Scholarships

Breakthrough First-Year College Students Receive Scholarships

This fall, twenty-six Breakthrough students are beginning their college journeys. As our students step onto campuses across the U.S., they are culminating years of hard work and dedication. We recognize that being accepted to college is just one aspect of the path to...
My First Week of College: Maite Garcia

My First Week of College: Maite Garcia

This week, we chatted with Maite Garcia, a first-year student at CSU San Marcos. Maite is already proving to be a self-advocate, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come for her in the world of college. Emma: What were you feeling the week before you started classes?...
Breakthrough Students Complete Summer Internships and Programs

Breakthrough Students Complete Summer Internships and Programs

Breakthrough high school students have found engaging ways to spend their summers as they begin to develop their skills and prepare for college and beyond. Rising high school junior Angela Mendoza interned for four weeks at CCS Fundraising, an Irvine-based firm whose...
Breakthrough Students Return from Parks Trip

Breakthrough Students Return from Parks Trip

On Thursday, August 16, we welcomed Breakthrough students back to San Juan Capistrano after a tour of two national parks and one California state park. Eighteen rising tenth graders visited Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Monterey Bay through the generous...
Breakthrough SJC Welcomes New VISTAs!

Breakthrough SJC Welcomes New VISTAs!

Breakthrough SJC welcomes our newest AmeriCorps VISTAs, Linda Lazaro and Emma Lee. Linda will be serving as our Volunteer Coordinator, coordinating the high school tutoring and college mentoring programs. Linda was raised throughout LA County as the eldest of four...
Announcement: New Transitions for Breakthrough SJC Leaders

Announcement: New Transitions for Breakthrough SJC Leaders

As we near the end of the 2017-2018 school year, Breakthrough is excited to announce two important transitions. Current Director Victor Cota will be moving into the role of Director of Equity and Inclusion at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School. Current Assistant Director...
Breakthrough Celebrates Annual Induction Ceremony

Breakthrough Celebrates Annual Induction Ceremony

Breakthrough’s College Mentor Program Induction Ceremony was held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School on May 2nd. In this ceremony we honor the hard work that seniors and their mentors in the College Mentor Program (CMP) dedicated to the college application process...

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