WGN interviewing staff member at Breakthrough FamilyPlex

Christmas Store Needs Donations

For 15 years, the Breakthrough Christmas Store has given families the chance to buy quality…


girl and young boy decorate tree at Breakthrough Christmas Store community event

Garfield Park Group Collecting 5,000 Gifts To Help West Side Families During Christmas

Breakthrough is collecting 5,000 gifts for East Garfield Park families.


Wilonda Cannon standing in front of shelves for Christmas Store gift drive

Group Aims to Gather 5K Gifts For Families This Christmas

Breakthrough gathers 5,000 Christmas gifts for families in East Garfield Park.


youth marching down East Garfield Park street holding Peace Begins With Us banner

Closing the Achievement Gap on Chicago’s West Side

To address the achievement gap long-term, Breakthrough is working to counter generational poverty…


youth standing in front of You Are Beautiful sign on Homan Ave

Inspirational ‘You Are Beautiful’ Artwork Goes Up On Garfield Park Block

By Kelly Bauer, on Block Club Chicago   CHICAGO — Kids from Garfield Park helped put up an…


collage of photos of students participating in WGN broadcast and journalism camp

WGN Broadcast Camp with Breakthrough Urban Ministries

By Afua Owusu   CHICAGO — WGN News just wrapped up its annual summer broadcast camp at…

BIll Curry on CBS Chicago interview

Breakthrough Recognized at IICF Annual Fundraiser

Breakthrough's own Bill Curry was a featured speaker at the Insurance Industry Charitable…


group photo of team who collaborated to produce Forty Blocks film, oral history of East Garfield Park

Forty Blocks: An Oral History of East Garfield Park

East Garfield Park is the focus of an oral history project.


FamilyPlex exterior in the winter

Breakthrough FamilyPlex a 'Beacon of Hope' in East Garfield Park

By Norman Parish   EAST GARFIELD PARK — Precious Bateast likes drawing, sewing and playing…

youth from East Garfield Park community speaks at Breakthrough FamilyPlex opening ceremony

West Side Dream Comes True: 'Best Thing since Peanut Butter and Jelly'

After 15 years of planning, the FamilyPlex held its grand opening.