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Breakthrough Houston has been featured in a variety of Houston media outlets including ABC 13, KHOU 11, The Houston Chronicle, CultureMap, and Houstonia. Check out the links below to see what everyone is talking about!

ssssBREAKTHROUGH PROGRAM PREPS HOUSTON STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE (KHOU 11)

March 23, 2016 – The Breakthrough program has been helping students for the last 20 years. The program guides students from seventh grade through high school by preparing them for college prep high schools and college.

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“Ann Stern’s remarks really illustrated how vital educational enrichment programs like Breakthrough are for moral, economic and social reasons.” -Ting Bresnahan, Breakthrough Luncheon Chair

 

 

5.2 Breakthrough Houston Raises Big Bucks at One Of the City’s Most Elite, Private Schools: A Luncheon for the Future   (Papercity Magazine)

Breakthrough Houston, a tuition-free, college-prep program for underserved students, announced it will expand and open a new site at KIPP CONNECT in June. In its eighth iteration, the luncheon boasted a record-breaking crowd, which helped raise $150,000 for the nonprofit, a member of Breakthrough Collaborative.

 

Anika_Jackson_Ting_and_John_Bresnahan_Candace_Thomas_Divya_Brown_xmqjd6BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON ANNOUNCES NEW SITE   (Houstonia)

Breakthrough Houston (BTH), a tuition-free, college-preparatory program for high achieving, underserved students, announced February 29th, to a record-breaking crowd, that it will both expand and open a new site at KIPP CONNECT in June 2016.


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(Culturemap)

High-achieving students from underserved communities received a boost earlier this week when Breakthrough Houston held a record-breaking luncheon that brought home the need for change in the public school system.  The tuition-free, college-preparatory program for high-achieving/under-served students was enriched by $150,000.

 

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Houston, Texas, February 29, 2016 -Breakthrough Houston had much to celebrate during its eighth annual “Building Our Future” spring luncheon. The organization’s executive director, Kathy Heinzerling, opened the Monday program by noting that students at the event venue, St. John’s School’s new Flores Hall and Campus Center, had affectionately nicknamed the cathedral-esque space “Hogwarts.”

 

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BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON: BUILDING OUR FUTURE (Houstonia)

Guests gathered for an intimate coffee in the home of co-chairs Consuelo and Ian Macpherson on October 1 to kick off Breakthrough Houston’s 8th annual Building Our Future luncheon, which will be held February 29 at the newly finished Flores Hall and Campus Center at St. John’s School.

 

IMG_5697HOUSTON BILLIONAIRE COUPLE PUSH BREAKTHROUGH EDUCATION WITH DATA AND COMMUNITY (CultureMap)

Houston, Texas, February 25, 2015 – Breakthrough supporters, students, and parents joined co-chairs Viviana and David Denechaud, Megan and Drew Morris, and Vanessa and Eduardo Sanchez to celebrate the graduating class of 2015 at our annual Graduation Luncheon at the Junior League of Houston.

LAURA AND JOHN ARNOLD MAKE RARE APPEARANCE AT LUNCHEON (Houston Chronicle)

Breakthrough Houston’s 7th annual Keys to Success luncheon broke its previous records for attendance and funds raised after 270 guests made their way to the Junior League on Wednesday, helping rake in $110,000 for the tuition-free, college-preparatory program.

 

BTH View from Set UpMICHELLE OBAMA TALKS TO HOUSTON KIDS ON GOOGLE – AND DELIVERS SOME POINTED ADVICE 

Houston, Texas, July 2, 2013 – It wasn’t a typical weekend morning for a group of young women from Breakthrough  Houston, St. John’s School and the United Nations Foundation campaign, Girl Up.

 

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BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON JOINS FIRST LADY, VICTORIA JUSTICE FOR VIRTUAL TOWN HALL ON POWER OF EDUCATION

Houston, Texas, June 30, 2013-Doughnuts, juice, and a chat with First Lady Michelle Obama. That’s how approximately 25 Houston teens began their Saturday morning.

 

BTH StudentsFIRST LADY OBAMA URGES LOCAL GIRLS TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION 

Houston, Texas, June 29, 2013 Payton Campbell, 13, a student at Carnegie Vanguard High School,  said meeting First Lady Michelle Obama even via the Internet was an “amazing” experience.  “It opened my eyes to what I want to be and I know I can get there,” she said.

1049191_583801221642703_1585751695_oBREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Houston, Texas, June 28, 2013- Breakthrough Houston students visited six different sites in Houston to engage in community service.  ABC 13 got some footage of our students tending roses at Hermann Park Conservancy!

 

BTHSTUDENTS TEACHING STUDENTS : INNOVATIVE SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERS A WIN-WIN MODEL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

Houston, Texas, June 2, 2013 – Now in its 17th year, the Breakthrough Houston summer enrichment program has aimed to tackle the city’s academic achievement gap by providing an engaging environment for middle school students from historically-underserved communities.

 

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