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...

Breakthrough Tag Sale!

Thank you to our Board members and community supporters for their contributions and hard work to make this a successful day. Special thanks to Peggy Greenawalt and Karren DeSeve for their time and innovative commitment!      ...
Are You Smarter than a Breakthrough Student?

Are You Smarter than a Breakthrough Student?

This year’s Are You Smarter than a Breakthrough Student? was an amazing night where Breakthrough students and guests had the chance to sit and dine with each other over a fun night of trivia. Here are some photos from the event!  

Introducing Summer 2018 Teaching Fellows

Maria Cortez Lopez is coming from St. Louis to teach Literature for 7th and 8th graders at our Germantown Friends site this summer!  Where do you go to school and when do you plan to graduate? I am a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis and expect to...
Chasing Success In & Out Of The Classroom!

Chasing Success In & Out Of The Classroom!

“I enjoy running because it helps me clear my mind, and I love that Breakthrough allows me to do different things outside of my studies,” says Caprice, an 8th grader at Wissahickon Charter School who will be attending Parkway Center City High School in the fall....

Longtime Homestay Host Shares Her Story

Priscilla Kinney has opened her home to Breakthrough summer teaching fellows for over 20 years. A parent of a Germantown Friends School student, Priscilla was first introduced to Breakthrough by a founding board member, Peggy Greenwalt. As a retired educator of over...

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