Breakthrough Greater Boston has developed numerous partnerships that are integral to the success of the mission. We most commonly collaborate with:
Breakthrough Greater Boston is an affiliate of the Breakthrough Collaborative, a national non-profit organization committed to increasing educational opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students and inspiring outstanding high school and college students to pursue careers in education. The Breakthrough Collaborative was founded in 1978, and now serves approximately 8,000 students nationwide, and trains over 1,000 teachers each summer in 25 Breakthrough sites.
Partner Schools and Districts
Breakthrough Greater Boston partners with specific schools and districts for our campuses in Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville. Our partnership with the Cambridge Public School District dates back to BTGB’s founding over 30 years ago. We partnered with TechBoston Academy to open our second site in Boston in 2013. Since then, Breakthrough has intentionally partnered with five additional schools in Boston: New Mission Collegiate Academy, Neighborhood House Charter School, Codman Academy, Academy of the Pacific Rim and Boson Preparatory Charter School. In 2017, Somerville Public Schools approached BTGB to partner in opening a third site serving the entire district of Somerville. All partners provide both in-kind and financial support.
Strong relationships exist between BTGB and a number of academic and scholarship programs, enabling us to regularly connect our students to worthwhile opportunities. Such programmatic partners include:
- A Better Chance
- Axiom Learning
- Beacon Academy
- Boston Private Industry Council (PIC)
- Bottom Line
- Cambridge Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
- John Hancock MLK Scholars Program
- Harvard Crimson Summer Academy
- Let’s Get Ready
- Noonan Scholars
- Posse Foundation
- Tutoring Plus
- Upward Bound
Institutions of Higher Education
Breakthrough Greater Boston benefits greatly from the involvement of numerous colleges and universities nationwide. In particular, local universities work closely with BTGB to support our students and program. They offer our students scholarships, campus visits and programming. They support our program by hosting events, housing summer teachers, and providing financial and in-kind donations. Local college students get involved at BTGB as Teaching Fellows, Academic Mentors, interns and more. Professors speak at events, engage in research and conduct curriculum pilots at Breakthrough.
Key institutional partners include: Bentley University, Boston University, Curry College, Harvard University, Lesley University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and University of Massachusetts – Boston.