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Ronald McDonald House awards $15k to Breakthrough Cambridge

Published: 01-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 responded to the news: “We are thrilled with our long-term relationship with RMHC of Eastern New England, which has been very responsive to the needs and mission of our programs. Over four years, RMHC of Eastern New England has helped us put 200 additional students on a path to four-year college, and dozens of teachers on the road to careers in education.”

Breakthrough Cambridge (formerly Summerbridge Cambridge) is the only year round, tuition free academic program serving at risk and under resourced middle and high school students in Cambridge. Through a unique, “students teaching students” model, students are supported by Breakthrough with mentoring and community building for six years, from middle school through high school, and college students intern as classroom teachers. Over 90% of their students matriculate at four-year college and over 70% of their teachers “turn professional” immediately after college.

Source: Wicked Local

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