Celebrating 30 Years of Breakthroughs: Josh Gresham-Connor

Celebrating 30 Years of Breakthroughs: Josh Gresham-Connor

Pausing to acknowledge Breakthrough’s 30th anniversary year is bittersweet. I am so incredibly proud of this program that has been such an important part of my life AND a little resentful of the reminder of just how old I am these days! I’ve been involved with...
Nayeli, Boston Campus Class of 2019

Nayeli, Boston Campus Class of 2019

  I truly believe I would not be in the position I am today if it had not been for Breakthrough. The profound impact they have had on my life has inspired me to one day create my own nonprofit organization for immigrant students.- Nayeli, Breakthrough Boston...
Thens, Boston Campus Class of 2019

Thens, Boston Campus Class of 2019

  My Breakthrough community has shown me how important and powerful it can be to have a group of supportive people around you long-term. I want to make sure other people have the support they need to overcome life’s challenges. – Thens, Breakthrough Boston...
Elizabeth, Founding Breakthrough Somerville Student

Elizabeth, Founding Breakthrough Somerville Student

Breakthrough is a positive, funny, loving community, and an amazing family. I now know that I’m going to succeed and make it to college, stay ahead in my classes, and make my Breakthrough family proud. – Elizabeth, Breakthrough Somerville Campus class of 2024 My...
Christopher Shimizu, Breakthrough Student

Christopher Shimizu, Breakthrough Student

“I reflected on my life to try and find something I was passionate about, and I realized that while I did not know it at the time, Breakthrough has had a huge impact on my life.” – Christopher Shimizu, Breakthrough Student Alum, Class of 2016 My name...
Kevin Xiong Breakthrough Student

Kevin Xiong Breakthrough Student

” After two summers, I grew from a quiet and soft-spoken middle school kid into a student with high expectations – for my teachers, for my peers, and for myself.” – Kevin Xiong, Breakthrough Student Alum, Class of 2017   I often tell others that...