Breakthrough Houston Is Expanding

 By: Kathy Heinzerling Here at Breakthrough, we’re proud to serve Houston’s underserved student population; we love providing new opportunities for motivated students. For 23 years we’ve honed and grown our program, and now we have what may be our most exciting news...

A Summer Worth Celebrating – Nikita Dias

I’m still in denial that my second summer at Breakthrough Houston has come and gone in the blink of an eye. As a returner to this program, I can honestly say that the past year I’ve associated myself with Breakthrough has been the absolute best year of my life....

Decolonizing American Schools – Xitlalli Vazquez

My name is Xitlalli, and I teach 9th grade geometry at Breakthrough Houston. I want to preface this blog by telling you a little bit about my name’s origin. Xitlalli (Seeth-la-lee) means “star” in Nahuatl. This language is only one of the many indigenous languages...

20 for 20: An Interview with Breakthrough scholar Micheal Brown

By Morris Nwogwugwu You might have seen the news about Micheal Brown, the high school senior from Houston who was recently accepted to all 20 colleges he applied to, receiving full scholarships (and then some) to each. What an accomplishment! As others have said,...