We are excited to announce that Breakthrough SJC has received a generous donation from St. Joseph Health System. The donation was presented on behalf of St. Joseph by Ms. Lulu Armendariz, parent of former Breakthrough student Cassie Duran and current employee of St. Joseph Health System. Cassie is a class of 2015 graduate from Dana Hills High School and participated in Breakthrough from 7th to 12th grade.

Cassie, who found success with the program, stated, “Breakthrough has helped me with everything. I would not have been able to complete the (college) application process without Breakthrough.” Cassie will be studying nursing at the University of San Francisco in the spring of 2016. Best of luck Cassie!

After watching her daughter’s success with Breakthrough and seeing how much she benefited from the program, Ms. Armendariz wanted to support Breakthrough SJC. Ms. Armendariz contacted Breakthrough after nominating the program for a charitable donation from St. Joseph Health System. After careful consideration, Breakthrough SJC was chosen to receive the donation. Thank you Ms. Armendariz for nominating us and thank you St. Joseph Health System for generously donating to Breakthrough SJC.