Algebra & Leadership!

Nasir is an incredible 8th grader at Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences in the midst of his second year at Breakthrough. Through Breakthrough, he participates in the Algebra Project, a program in its second year at our host partner Germantown Friends School that...
2018 Breakfast of Champions!

2018 Breakfast of Champions!

The message was heard far and wide:   “Breakthrough will no longer be a best kept secret, we’ve been doing this great work for a long time!” – Dr. Robbin Smart, Executive Director The 90’s hit single “Something to Talk...
5th Annual SAP Career Day!

5th Annual SAP Career Day!

On Saturday, October 13, thirteen professionals from SAP and a guest volunteer from Johnson & Johnson came to Drexel University for our 5th Annual SAP Career Day. Students mingled and passed out their business cards and asked questions to a panel of professionals...
Students Give Back in a Revolutionary Way!

Students Give Back in a Revolutionary Way!

At Breakthrough, we believe in the importance of volunteerism and exposure to new opportunities for our students and families. On October 6, members of our community participated in the Revolutionary Germantown Festival as a part of our partnership with Cliveden....
Breakthrough at the Philly High School Fair

Breakthrough at the Philly High School Fair

 Last Saturday, 8th grade Breakthrough students and families joined with thousands of others from across the city of Philadelphia to attend the High School Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The Philly High School Fair is an opportunity for...
Breakthrough Celebrates Another Outstanding Summer

Breakthrough Celebrates Another Outstanding Summer

The end of summer program often comes with a mixed bag of emotions. As rigorous as Breakthrough can be, students and Teaching Fellows both may feel a sense of relief knowing they can take a step back and relax for the remainder of their summer. And although these...

The School Year Has Begun!

Fall program is off to a great start. On September 22, Breakthrough students were able to enjoy, as part of an ongoing partnership with Cliveden, the Chew historical site located in Germantown. Breakthrough and Cliveden staff developed math, science, and language arts...

Reflections of a Summer Teaching Fellow

Chris Mangogna taught science at Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia at Drexel in the summer of 2016. Chris completed his undergraduate degree (natural science) and master’s degree (education) from University of Pittsburgh. This year, he teaches both 6th and...
Meet Noah, a Teaching Fellow From the Summer of 2018

Meet Noah, a Teaching Fellow From the Summer of 2018

Noah Michaud, a student at Tufts University, taught 7th grade Literature at Drexel University this summer.  Donate Now! Over the course of the summer, we learned not only about his passion for educational equity but also about how he would like to create...

Higher Standards and Esteem

Meet Jaelyn Brown, a rising 9th grader who will be attending West Nottingham Academy, a private boarding school in Maryland in the fall, with plans to study nursing in the future. Donate Now! “Before Breakthrough I attended a school with low standards. A place...

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