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Local Educators' Innovation and Passion Celebrated at Luncheon

Hundreds of teachers, principals, and school administrators packed the FamilyPlex last week in…


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Trunk Party Helps Send 52 Scholars to College

Going off to college is as exciting as it is daunting for some students. While students across the…


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Aspire: Finding Meaning In Your Work

The Breakthrough Young Professionals Board welcomed scores of emerging leaders to the “Aspire:…


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Breakthrough Celebrates Inaugural Greer Scholarship Cohort

The term “going back to school” takes on an entirely different meaning for many high school seniors…


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Home Court Partners with A Boy and His Dream Foundation to Honor Garfield Park Scholars

With clear skies and scorching weather, Breakthrough’s Home Court series held its first outdoor…


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How the Davises Found Family After Tragedy

RAISING A FAMILY Family is of the utmost importance to lifelong East Garfield Park resident James…


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Otis' Dream Lives Through FamilyPlex

GROWING UP IN EAST GARFIELD PARK Otis grew up as a middle child among six other siblings. When he…


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How Ms. Rozy Found Her Breakthrough Through Community

Many of us feel as though we are called toward something that gives our lives meaning. Of these…


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Hundreds Gather for March Madness / Spring Registration Event

We had a great turnout this past Saturday for the latest event co-sponsored by BYN Sports and…


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Breakthrough Students Experience Chicago

Breakthrough students are on the move! Through the London Johnson Arts and Technology Academy,…