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Breakthrough Greater Boston

  • Breakthrough Greater Boston
  • P.O. Box 381486
  • Cambridge, MA 02238
  • 617-349-6647
  • 1992
  • Amee Naik
  • Senior Director of High School Programs
  • 617-349-6647

Program Description

Founded in 1992 as Breakthrough Cambridge, Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) transforms urban education for students and teachers at two sites - Boston and Cambridge. Through six years of intensive, out of school time (OST) programming, Breakthrough changes students' academic trajectories and supports them along the path to four-year college. Simultaneously, Breakthrough builds careers in education through an unparalleled teacher training program for college-aged students that features competitive national recruitment, research-based training, and daily coaching from master teachers. Breakthrough's unique Students Teaching Students model inspires college students to become the next generation of urban educators and students to become college graduates.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 11%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 13%
  • Other: 18%
  • African American: 55%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 225
  • Middle School: 160
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 97%