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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

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Adelphi University (1)
  • American University (1)
  • Barnard College (1)
  • Boston College (1)
  • Boston University (1)
  • Brandeis University (1)
  • Bryn Mawr College (1)
  • Clark University (1)
  • College of the Holy Cross (1)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (1)
  • Cornell University (1)
  • Denison University (1)
  • Emmanuel College (1)
  • Florida Atlantic University (1)
  • George Washington University (1)
  • Georgia State University (1)
  • Goucher College (1)
  • Hampshire College (1)
  • Hampton University (1)
  • Hofstra University (1)
  • Howard University (1)
  • Ithaca College (1)
  • Johns Hopkins University (1)
  • Keene State College (1)
  • Lasell University (1)
  • Lehigh University (1)
  • Lesley University (1)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1)
  • Mount Holyoke College (1)
  • Newbury College (1)
  • Northeastern University (1)
  • Pine Manor College (1)
  • Roger Williams University (1)
  • Sarah Lawrence College (1)
  • Simmons College of Kentucky (1)
  • Smith College (1)
  • Spelman College (1)
  • Suffolk University (1)
  • Swarthmore College (1)
  • Temple University (1)
  • The University of Alabama (1)
  • Tufts University (1)
  • University of Connecticut (1)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (1)
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston (1)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (1)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (1)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (1)
  • University of San Francisco (1)
  • University of Vermont (1)
  • Washington University in St Louis (1)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (1)
  • Williams College (1)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1)
  • Xavier University (1)
  • Yale University (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 94%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 82%