In summer 2016, an additional site called Breakthrough Houston at Connect Community opened with 12 teachers, 2 teaching assistants, 2 program directors, and 56 rising 7th grade students. Those students came from 4 schools, all in the Gulfton area — KIPP CONNECT, KIPP Sharpstown, YES Prep Gulfton, and Jane Long Academy.

The results from pre + post curriculum based tests as well as standardized Renaissance Star tests, showed great improvement over the six-week summer. Plans are under way to accept an additional 60 rising 7th graders from the same 4 schools, as well as 24 Teaching Fellows, 2 teaching assistants, and 2 program directors to continue the program. For more information, visit http://www.myconnectcommunity.org/our-partners.