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In This Space, There is Unity

What brings together 32 teenage boys and 8 adult community leaders each week? A home-cooked meal,…


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Breakthrough Beginners Receives Gold Level Award

Breakthrough Beginners, Breakthrough’s early childhood education program, has achieved Gold Level…


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Women's Center Night Out

Each quarter, A Night Out invites women from Breakthrough’s transitional housing program to enjoy…


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Afterschool Programs Back in Session for 17th Year

Beginning with one cup of coffee served to someone in need, over…


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Broadcast Camp Takes Breakthrough Kids to WGN Studios

Just before heading back to school this summer, Breakthrough kids spent 5 days in "Broadcast Camp"…


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The Power of the Walk

Beginning with one cup of coffee served to someone in need, over…


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Former Participant Shares Breakthrough With Her Kids

Fifteen years ago, Tania was a student in Breakthrough’s afterschool program. She and her sister…


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A Safe Summer Also Means Safe Housing

Tanya and her 15-year-old daughter, Mariam*, became homeless last summer. Tanya had lost her job…


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Youth Peace Walk Brings Community Together

In partnership with the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative, Breakthrough took action against…


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Deloitte Dedicates Day of Service to Breakthrough

Each year, Deloitte firms around the world commit to a day of service and volunteer at local…