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Highlighting bright spots in our Breakthrough community

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Alumni Spotlight: Aaliyah Jackson

Alumni Spotlight: Aaliyah Jackson

Share your alumni story at stories@btny.org! Aaliyah Jackson (SUNY Geneseo, Class of 2018) first joined Breakthrough New York when it was a middle school program. During her tenure, the program expanded to serve students through high school and college. She was part...

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Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Vega

Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Vega

Share your alumni story at stories@btny.org! Joshua Vega (Pace University, Class of 2018) entered Breakthrough New York as a shy 7th grader who enjoyed school. He appreciated that Breakthrough kept him engaged by making learning fun. Through different games and...

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Alumni Spotlight: Vicky Garcia

Alumni Spotlight: Vicky Garcia

Share your alumni story at stories@btny.org! When Vicky Garcia (SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Class of 2017) came to Breakthrough New York, her first impression was that it was different from her school experience so far. Her teachers were personally invested in her...

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An Interview with Alum Andrew Jyan

An Interview with Alum Andrew Jyan

Share your alumni story at stories@btny.org! Andrew Jyan (Stony Brook University, Class of 2008) graduated from Breakthrough New York when it only served students through middle school. Although he attended for just two years, he recounts fond memories and the impact...

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Breakthrough New York Announces Launch of Associates Board

Breakthrough New York Announces Launch of Associates Board

Breakthrough New York is excited to announce the launch of its Associates Board. The board is comprised of a wide range of new and longtime Breakthrough community members, including alumni and volunteers. It will be responsible for expanding the organization’s...

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