How Breakthrough Houston Shaped Me

By: Marie-Anne Barron Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow at Connect, Summer 2019 When I look back on this summer, I think about the friendships I strengthened coming back from college. I think about the time I spent with family—teasing and loving them enough to last...

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

  By: ZaDarius Webber Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow at GLEC, Summer 2019   Celebrate Good Times, Come-on!   Pre-Celebration   Two weeks before we received our students, Ms. JoAnna announced what elective each teaching fellow would be teaching....

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...