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Cyrus Attia, MD Joins Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors

Breakthrough New York is excited to welcome Cyrus Attia, MD to its Board of Directors. Dr. Attia’s appointment grows Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors to 24 members, 33% of whom share the background and experiences of its students as either persons of color...

Jean-Pierre Jacquet Joins Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors

Breakthrough New York is pleased to welcome Jean-Pierre (JP) Jacquet to its Board of Directors. Mr. Jacquet’s appointment grows Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors to 24 members, 33% of whom share the background and experiences of its students as either persons...

Keshawn’s Journey: A Student Becomes the Teacher

The alum discusses how the college success program provided a unique teacher-training guide. When students enroll in Breakthrough New York as 6th graders, they are often at a pivotal moment in their lives. They are developing study habits to set them up for success in...

Breakthrough Hosts Academic Enrichment Fair for 1,400 Families

Breakthrough New York hosted the 2nd Annual Getting Ahead! Academic Enrichment Program Fair last month. The virtual fair featured over a dozen organizations that provide tuition-free educational programming to youth across NYC. This fair supports Breakthrough New...

Shelbi & Tylyce: A Dynamic Duo

The pair started with college on their mind and ended with a mentorship that meant so much more. At Breakthrough New York, relationships are more important than ever in encouraging students on their pathways to and through college. In 2020, we launched our college...

Drew Phillips Joins Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors

Breakthrough New York is pleased to welcome Drew Phillips to its Board of Directors. This brings the number of board members to 23. “Drew’s passion for our 10-year commitment to students combined with his extensive previous board leadership experience make him a...

Anne Buehl Joins Breakthrough New York’s Board of Directors

Breakthrough New York is pleased to welcome Anne Buehl to its Board of Directors. This brings the number of board members to 23. “Anne has already made a significant impact on our organization, and yet we are delighted by the additional ways she will be able to apply...

2021 High School Admissions Results are Here

Breakthrough New York coaches 8th grade students and their families in applying to high-quality college preparatory high schools across the public, private, and parochial spectrum. We are proud to share that 100% of the 8th grade class was accepted into a college...

Meringoff Scholarship Recipient: Henderson Alcantara

Breakthrough New York is proud to announce their two Meringoff Scholarship recipients: Fiker Zewdie and Henderson Alcantara. Both students submitted essays about their experiences at Breakthrough and how the organization affected their educational trajectory. We're so...

Meringoff Scholarship Recipient: Fiker Zewdie

Breakthrough New York is proud to announce their two Meringoff Scholarship recipients: Fiker Zewdie and Henderson Alcantara. Both students submitted an essay regarding their experiences at Breakthrough and how the organization affected their educational trajectory....

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Staff Contact Information

Students, please contact the appropriate staff members below with any questions or concerns.

Middle School Staff

 

Chilee Nleya

Chilee Nleya

Associate Chief Program Officer

Languages Spoken: English

Email: chilee@btny.org

Phone: 917-258-3451

 

       Rhina Allende

       High School Placement Manager

       Languages Spoken: English

       Email: rhina@btny.org

       Phone: 917-258-3461

Jomar

Jomar López

Middle School Program Manager – Manhattan

       Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

       Email: jomar@btny.org

       Phone: 917-258-3450

Anita

Anita Norman

 Middle School Program Manager – Brooklyn

 Languages Spoken: English

 Email: anita@btny.org

 Phone: 917-258-3452

High School Staff

 

 Ferni

Ferni Cruz

High School Placement Manager – 11th Grade

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Email: ferni@btny.org

Phone: 917-258-6563

 

Mimi

Mimi Zheng

9th and 10th Grade High School Manager

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese

Email: mimi@btny.org

Phone: 917-258-3449

 

College Staff

 Juliette

Juliette Geilfuss

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, AmeriCorps Member

Languages Spoken: English

Email: juliette@btny.org

 

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