Women’s History: It’s Complicated

Women’s History: It’s Complicated

This Women’s History Month, Breakthrough New York Chief Program Officer Olivia Nuñez reflects on her position as a white woman in leadership at an organization that serves primarily BIPOC youth. To provide space for and uplift BIPOC women and nonbinary people, she...
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...
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.”...
Life with Breakthrough: The Lessons Continue

Life with Breakthrough: The Lessons Continue

Ashira Mayers (Class of 2021) joined the Breakthrough New York community as a student, and upon graduating from Manhattanville College, transitioned into the role of Recruiting Coordinator as an AmeriCorps Civic Corps member. She shares her perspective on the benefits...
Celebrating Black History Month: An Essay by Penuela

Celebrating Black History Month: An Essay by Penuela

In honor of Black History Month, we asked our students to write a piece that demonstrates the personal significance of the holiday. 10th grader Penuela (Class of 2028) penned an essay on how individuals and schools should reframe the month to focus on positive aspects...
The Future and The Past by Fariha

The Future and The Past by Fariha

In honor of Black History Month, we asked our students to write a piece that demonstrates the personal significance of the holiday. 7th grader Fariha (Class of 2031) wrote a set of poems inspired by Black writers. Black History Month is a really important month. It’s...
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