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 of color and/or first-generation college graduates.

“As a naturalized US citizen and first generation college graduate, my own experience of being a member of an educational access program, The Steppingstone Foundation, has set me up for transformational professional and personal opportunities,” Mr. Jacquet remarks. “As an educator and engaged member of society, I am excited to support and partner with Breakthrough New York as they continue to increase education access, champion equity throughout our educational system and prepare future leaders in education.”

“I am delighted to welcome Mr. Jacquet to the board,” says Breakthrough Executive Director Beth Onofry. “He is a joy to work with and the perspective he brings through a combination of his personal and professional experience will be invaluable as we shape the future of the organization at this critical time in the field of education.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Mr. Jacquet to the Breakthrough New York board,” says Gautam Ranji, Chair of the Board of Directors. “His deep expertise in education and his personal experience with programs like Breakthrough make him an excellent addition to our growing board.”

Mr. Jacquet is in his fifteenth year of school leadership and is the current Director of Financial Aid and Assistant Director of Middle and Upper School Admission at the Riverdale Country School. He earned an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and an M.A. in Private School Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He is married to Dr. Mary Breda Morrissey and they live with their four children in Stamford, CT.

About Breakthrough New York
Breakthrough New York is a ten-year academic and social enrichment program that prepares students from low-income backgrounds to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers. The non-profit organization serves over 500 students from grades seven through college. Over 90% of Breakthrough students graduate from college each year.

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