Fresh Market volunteer distributes groceries to guest

The Fresh Market Meets Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the outbreak of COVID-19 disrupted the day-to-day life for millions of Chicago residents, local…


Violence prevention team organizes block party with neigbors in East Garfield Park

Summer Initiatives Enhance Violence Prevention in East Garfield Park

As Chicago experiences a historic rise in gun violence this summer, Breakthrough is strategically…


staff distribute meals to families at Breakthrough FamilyPlex during COVID-19

Breakthrough Youth Network Cares for Families During COVID-19

Through academic, sports, and arts programs, the Breakthrough Youth Network surrounds young people…


Food delivery by Breakthrough's Violence Prevention street outreach workers during the COVID-19 crisis

Already addressing one public health crisis, Breakthrough’s violence prevention team takes on COVID-19

Breakthrough’s violence prevention team is familiar with public health crises. The team works…


dining room tables and chairs at the Breakthrough Men's Center

The Challenges of Homelessness During COVID-19

While serving those experiencing homelessness, Breakthrough is confronting the challenges of a…


Breakthrough Robotics students with arms around each other, smiling

Robotics Students Address Challenges with Engineering

On Wednesday nights, hours after the school day has ended, several volunteers and middle school…


Breakthrough Violence Prevention Center staff working at desks

Violence Prevention Center Opens

When Breakthrough's Violence Prevention team responded to an incident on the intersection of Homan…


Kajaria Johnson helping guests with employment opportunity information at Breakthrough's Workforce Development Career Fair

Developing Skills, Chasing Goals

When Employment Coordinator Kajaria Johnson begins the intake process, she asks basic questions…


young man smiling at Breakthrough Trunk Party

Transitioning to College, Malique Leans on East Garfield Park Roots

Malique Bodie moved around a lot growing up, but he said he always felt connected to East Garfield…


smiling students who received Breakthrough Alumni Scholarship

Breakthrough Launches Inaugural Alumni Scholarship

A pair of students from the West Side passionate about criminal justice reform are the recipients…