Breakthrough Stories

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Women Are Not A Monolith

Women Are Not A Monolith

During Women’s History Month, Breakthrough New York is recognizing the issues that are important to our community surrounding women and gender. Penuela (Class of 2028) urges others to understand the multitude of identities and experiences of women when they consider...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Roshan Chudhry

Volunteer Spotlight: Roshan Chudhry

Hunter College graduate Roshan began volunteering as a college coach with Breakthrough New York in 2021, and is currently pulling double duties with two mentees! She shares how she found a kinship with Sadia and Srijani that went beyond traditional academic mentoring,...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Stavros Anastasiou

Volunteer Spotlight: Stavros Anastasiou

Stavros joined Breakthrough New York as a college coach in 2021, when he was paired with Queens College freshman Breezy. He recently spoke to us about his motivation for volunteering, and how everyone has something to contribute as a mentor. Tell me more about...

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Women Leaders for a Sustainable Future

Women Leaders for a Sustainable Future

Breakthrough New York’s Institutional Partnerships Manager Bianca Vinoya pens an essay about the importance of women’s role in fighting climate change. UN Women set the theme for International Women’s Day 2022 as “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”...

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