Breakthrough SF

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Breakthrough supports San Francisco students on the path to college and trains the next generation of educators. Our students make an eight-year commitment - from the end of fourth grade until high school graduation - to attend our program during out-of-school hours. In 2023-24, we're supporting 235 students in grades 5-12; 86% will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college. We're proud that 100% of students in our first six graduating classes have gone on to college. 

Through our summer teacher residency, Breakthrough also trains college students who are considering an education career, about three-fourths of whom are people of color. 47% of Teaching Fellows who graduated from college in the past decade are now working in the education sector, most as classroom teachers in urban public schools.

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