Press Releases & Newsletters

Press Releases & News

An Open Letter From Nonprofit Executives Serving the Boston Public Schools 

by Breakthrough Greater Boston | September 27, 2019 | Featured

We are the leaders of six nonprofit organizations serving the Boston Public Schools (BPS). We write to welcome you in this new role and express our excitement and eagerness to collaborate with you. We look forward to working with you and the district to drive measurable change for the students of the Boston Public Schools.

Breakthrough Greater Boston Awarded $2M Grant Through The Biogen Foundation’s STAR Initiative

by Breakthrough | June 19, 2018 | Featured

“Breakthrough Greater Boston was awarded a $2 million grant from the Biogen Foundation as part of its newly announced STAR Initiative. With this transformative investment, the Biogen Foundation becomes the lead investor in Breakthrough’s three-year, $9 million Growth Campaign. This is the largest grant received by Breakthrough Greater Boston in its 26-year history…”

Breakthrough Greater Boston Awarded $100,000

by Breakthrough | Jun 9, 2017 | Featured

“Breakthrough Greater Boston is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The organization, which is in the middle of a multi-phase expansion from Cambridge into Boston and Somerville, was chosen from a total of 549 applicants, during a competitive review process.

Founded in Cambridge in 1992, Breakthrough Greater Boston is a year-round, tuition-free program that offers six years of academically intensive out-of-school time services to highly…”

Lenovo Selects Breakthrough for Gift Among 16 Organizations Worldwide

by Breakthrough Greater Boston | March 14, 2019 | Featured

Lenovo Foundation selected Breakthrough Greater Boston among 16 organizations worldwide to for a grant, ensuring that our students will have access to one-to-one computing for years to come.

New York Life Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Breakthrough Greater Boston

by New York Life Foundation | June 21, 2018 | Featured

“The New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance today announced a two-year $100,000 grant award to Breakthrough Boston for its afterschool programming. In 2018, a total of $1.35 million in grants will be awarded to a total of 34 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) hours…”

Somerville Public Schools Partners With Breakthrough Greater Boston

by Somerville Public Schools | Sep 27, 2017 | Featured

“The Somerville Public Schools (SPS) and Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) are entering a partnership this year that will offer SPS middle grades and high school students the opportunity to participate in six years of intensive, out-of-school time programming starting in the summer of 2018. BTGB focuses on a combination of academic programming, advocacy, and one-on-one mentoring…”

Elissa Spelman Honored With Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award

by Breakthrough Greater Boston | October 26, 2018 | Featured

Last night, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and City Awake honored ten of the region’s emerging young leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the civic and business environment and the quality of life in Greater Boston. Breakthrough Greater Boston’s Executive Director, Elissa Spelman was one of those honored last night.

Breakthrough Greater Boston Celebrates Opening of New Somerville Campus

by Breakthrough | June 25, 2018 | Featured

“Breakthrough Greater Boston celebrated the opening of its new Somerville Campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 21st at its partner school, the Albert F. Argenziano…”

Breakthrough Greater Boston Awarded a $500,000 Catalyst Grant

by Breakthough | Aug 22, 2017 | Featured

“Breakthrough Greater Boston was awarded a $500,000 Catalyst Grant from the Wellington Management Foundation to propel significant organizational growth over the next four years. This substantial investment will support Breakthrough’s original Cambridge site, its growing Boston site, and its brand new Somerville site that will launch this school year. This is the largest grant received by Breakthrough Greater Boston in its 25-year history…”

Breakthrough Voices Support for Immigrant Communities 

by Breakthrough Greater Boston | March 2017 | Featured

“On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months if Congress doesn’t find a more permanent solution. DACA shields young undocumented immigrants, who arrived in the U.S. as children, from deportation. Under DACA 800,000 individuals have gained a new freedom and security to work toward achieving their dreams, including getting an education, going to college, and contributing to the country they call home.”


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