Read how your support is building a skilled teacher pipeline

Even before the pandemic, Houston struggled to staff classrooms with skilled teachers. The pandemic increased teacher retirements and contributed to declining enrollments to work in the educational sector.  Your support of Breakthrough programs addresses this critical...

Meet Londyn-Taylor

Meet Londyn-Taylor Benjamin, well on her way to becoming a first-generation college student. Last July, Londyn-Taylor participated in Breakthrough’s Summer Program where hundreds of students gained an average equivalent of 4.8 months of learning in Reading and 9.6...

Back to Breakthrough

By: Dorinda Kyeremateng Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, College Bound Summer 2021 “What better way to give back to Breakthrough than teaching for it?” I posed this question to myself earlier this year, and the outcome has been nothing short of magnificent. As...

Breakthrough: See, Say, Do, and Pluses on a Personal Note

By: Andrea Hernandez Breakthrough Houston Teaching Fellow, College Bound Summer 2021 I first heard of Breakthrough Houston in a Zoom session held by my scholarship sponsors in February of 2021. I remember the former Breakthrough Teaching Fellows sharing their stories...