Boy making crafts at the Breakthrough Christmas Store

These West Side Toy Drives Are Asking For Donations So Every Kid Can Have A Gift This Holiday Season

The Breakthrough Christmas Store is a unique spin on a holiday gift drive that gives families the…


Woman looking through clothes at Breakthrough Women's Boutique donation closet

Donation closet set up like boutique gives those in need a ‘dignifying’ experience

The Breakthrough Boutique is filled with racks of clothing, along with shoes and other items set up…


Breakthrough FamilyPlex sign on front of community center building

It’s All Hands On Deck At West Side Community Center As Kids Affected By Teacher Strike Pour In

"There’s not a day off for students when they come to Breakthrough. It’s a day of engagement in a…


Staff member standing by shelves of food at the Breakthrough Fresh Market

Breakthrough’s Fresh Market Takes Pride in Dignified Pantry Experience

The Fresh Market pantry is one of the many services provided by Breakthrough. The market provides…


boy getting his face painted at Home Court block party in East Garfield Park

Community Organizations Host Light in the Night Events Across The City

Throughout the summer, community organizations across Chicago have been hosting weekly Light in the…


Girls at merch and information table at outdoor community event

Out of Indoors, into the Night

Hundreds of people descended on public spaces on the West and South Sides on Sept. 13 for the last…


group of Breakthrough staff wearing Opportunity Day shirts

Breakthrough, Kyle Korver, Janice Jackson Celebrate Opportunity Day

Breakthrough celebrated the first Opportunity Day on Thursday, Sept. 12. The day served as a…


youth triathletes stand in huddle listening to coach

After Summer Of Training, West Side Kids Take On The Chicago Triathlon

A team of kids from East Garfield Park will be running, biking and swimming towards the finish line…


supplies for college students packed in a trunk

Community-Wide Trunk Party Supports College-Bound Students

With the support of donors and volunteers, ​Breakthrough​ hosted a ​Trunk Party​ on Saturday, Aug.…