Breakthrough New York Celebrates Class of 2026 College Picks

Breakthrough New York Celebrates Class of 2026 College Picks

Breakthrough New York congratulates the Class of 2026 on their college acceptances! These high school seniors submitted 428 applications to over 170 different colleges with the assistance of their college access mentors. They will continue with Breakthrough New...
What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With schools and businesses focusing more than ever on mental health, we spoke with Bushra Shaheen, Student Support Director at Breakthrough New York, on understanding mental health and how to support those who are struggling....
Bridging Communities Near and Far

Bridging Communities Near and Far

Hillary (Class of 2025) is a freshman at Tufts University studying psychology and community health. She shares her story with the hope of inspiring other Breakthrough students to take chances and uplift others along the way. What is community? For some, it means the...
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...
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