Breakthrough New York Names New Executive Director Nikki Thompson

Breakthrough New York announced today that Nikki Thompson will be its new Executive Director.  Nikki started in her new role on May 15, 2024 and brings with her an extensive background in the social sector in NYC, with a focus on K-16 education. She started her career...

Student Spotlight: Penuela Kumi-Damoah

Penuela Kumi-Damoah, a Breakthrough New York student, will be attending Yale and majoring in neuroscience. Penuela shared some of her reasons for choosing Yale and her passion for neuroscience.   Penuela’s interest in medicine stemmed from a childhood experience...
Olivia Njoh-Mbengue Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Olivia Njoh-Mbengue Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Olivia Njoh-Mbengue is a recipient of this year’s Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award, which is an award given to a Teaching Fellow who demonstrates a wholehearted commitment to and love of teaching. She is a junior at Tulane University who is double majoring in...
Ethan Moreh Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Ethan Moreh Wins the Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award

Ethan Moreh is a recipient of this year’s Susan Blum Teaching Excellence Award, which is an award given to a Teaching Fellow who demonstrates a wholehearted commitment to and love of teaching. He is a senior at Hunter College who studies English with a minor in Women...
Getting Ahead with Internships: Dennis’ Story

Getting Ahead with Internships: Dennis’ Story

Dennis (Class of 2024) is a senior at Cornell University. He is studying information science with a concentration in UX (user experience) design and one day hopes to become a product designer. This summer, he completed a six-week internship at Pace Gallery. Developing...
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