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Breakthrough Greater Boston Awarded $100,00009-Jun-2017

Breakthrough Greater Boston is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The organization, which is in the middle of a multi-phase expansion from Cambridge into Boston and Somerville, was chosen from a total of 549 appli...Continue Reading

Breakthrough Kicks Off College Access Program With Chromebook Donation27-Oct-2016

Breakthrough Greater Boston Distributes Chromebooks to Every Student During Kick Off to College Access Program Robert Kraft Donation provides personal computers to 11th Grade students applying to College Breakthrough Greater Boston will host its annual kick off to t...Continue Reading

Breakthrough Gathers Community for Engaging Conversation on STEAM Education with Congressman Kennedy03-Dec-2015

On December 4, over 160 of Greater Boston's educators, elected and school officials, and Breakthrough supporters gathered at Google for the 8th Annual Breakthroughs in Education, featuring an expert panel discussion on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Education mo...Continue Reading

2014 Breakthroughs in Education: An Effective Teacher in Every Classroom14-Jan-2015

( A photographic glimpse of the 7th Annual Breakthroughs in Education Guests enjoying a reception sponsored by State Street Corporation. Our spea...Continue Reading

A Commitment to Transparency: Breakthrough Recognized as GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant14-May-2014

Breakthrough Greater Boston is proud to announce its recognition as a Gold Level Participant by GuideStar Exchange (, a certification program that encourages nonprofit organizations' commitment to transparency. The Gold Level cert...Continue Reading

2013 Breakthroughs in Education Press Coverage06-Dec-2013

Press coverage of Breakthrough Greater Boston's sixth annual Breakthroughs in Education event featuring Dr. Pedro Noguera: Bay State Banner ( Cambridge Chronicle ( Reading

More than $100,000 Raised and 150 inspired at the sixth annual Breakthroughs in Education05-Dec-2013

On December 5, 2013, Breakthrough Greater Boston hosted the 6th Annual Breakthroughs in Education, an annual lecture series featuring experts working to improve urban education. This year's event, A Vision for Black Boys' Academic Success, featured distinguished speaker, Dr. Pedr...Continue Reading

Breakthrough Collaborative Awards Breakthrough Greater Boston the Innovation Fund31-Oct-2012

Breakthrough Greater Boston is an affiliate of the national organization, Breakthrough Collaborative ( The Collaborative maintains 33 affiliate sites located across the United States and Hong Kong. This year, Breakthrough Collaborative launche...Continue Reading

Noah Jefferson Featured in Watertown Patch, Receives First Annual Hodder Fund Award 12-Sep-2012

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2012 Celebration Featured in Cambridge Chronicle30-Aug-2012

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Breakthrough Program and Expansion Featured in Cambridge Day19-Jul-2012

Cambridge Day article features Breakthrough Greater Boston's out-of-school programs as "critical to closing the achievement gap." Read more here ( Reading

Letter from Board Chair and Executive Director on Expansion to Boston18-Jun-2012

Dear Breakthrough Friends, Breakthrough Cambridge has reached a historic milestone and is about to turn an important corner. In summer 2013, Breakthrough will open a new site in Boston! After 20 years of success in Cambridge, Breakthrough has determined we can help change the academic t...Continue Reading

Breakthrough Announces Expansion to Boston's TechBoston Academy12-Apr-2012

Organization changes name to Breakthrough Greater Boston to reflect dual commitment to Cambridge and Boston CAMBRIDGE, APRIL 12, 2012-Breakthrough Greater Boston announces today that, after 20 years of success in Cambridge, the organization, formerly known as Breakthrough Cambridge, will be open...Continue Reading

Ronald McDonald House awards $15k to Breakthrough Cambridge01-Nov-2011

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England recently presented a $15,000 grant to Breakthrough Cambridge to help fund their Summer Academic Enrichment Program. This is the fourth RMHC of Eastern New England grant given to Breakthrough Cambridge, totaling $52,000. Elissa Spelman r...Continue Reading

The New York Times Profiles Dr. Ron Fergusen19-Mar-2011

The New York Times Profiles Breakthrough Cambridge Speaker. Dr. Ron Ferguson of Harvard's Achievement Gap Initiative was the subject of a New York Times "On Education" profile on February 13. Citing him as a "national treasure" and "rock star", the article links Dr. Ferguson's personal backgroun...Continue Reading

Breakthrough Cambridge Leads Field For College Access; Research Results From Root Cause22-Sep-2010

Report Identifies 7 Top-Performing Nonprofits in Massachusetts Root Cause, a Cambridge-based nonprofit research and consulting firm, announced today a new report on improving opportunities for at-risk students to attend college, and to succeed once they are enrolled. Breakthrough Cambridge (BTC) ...Continue Reading

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