Learn. Teach. Inspire.

Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) is transforming urban education for students and teachers. Through six years of intensive, tuition-free, out of school time programming, Breakthrough changes students' academic trajectories and supports them along the path to four-year college. Simultaneously, BTGB builds the next generation of teachers through competitive recruitment, research-based training, and coaching from master teachers. At BTGB, students and teachers are closing the achievement gap one breakthrough at a time.

Learn more about the breakthroughs that happen every day:

A glimpse into the Breakthrough experience. 
Program staff, teachers, and students from our Cambridge site share why they believe Breakthrough is so special.

Breakthrough Greater Boston works to improve educational equity by:

Inspiring Excitement for Learning

At Breakthrough Greater Boston, small classes, hands-on learning, and enthusiastic teachers create a culture of active learning. Motivated, diverse middle school students take ownership over their education, gaining the skills and confidence they need to excel in school. "At Breakthrough, it's cool to be smart."

Creating Paths to College

Breakthrough Greater Boston challenges, prepares and supports diverse, low-income Cambridge middle school students to succeed in rigorous high school programs and go on to college. "Once you've got the Breakthrough spirit, you never lose it."

Promoting Careers in Education

Breakthrough Greater Boston cultivates leadership in talented high school and college students who teach classes and help to run our programs. Through training, support and hands-on experience, Breakthrough Greater Boston teachers are inspired to become the next generation of America's educators. "I never knew I would work so hard and love teaching so much."


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