We believe it takes a combination of three key elements to burst through the doors of opportunity and create lasting change. 

We call this The Opportunity Formula. Where hard work + skills + relationships create a hub of opportunity in East Garfield Park. 

Through the Opportunity Formula, we’ve seen families prepare to send their second child to college, first-time entrepreneurs growing businesses, and residents working with their neighbors to improve the community.

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Breakthrough has been a community resource for over 20 years.


Breakthrough partners with over 13,000 East Garfield Park residents.


Over 3,000 volunteers invest in the work of Breakthrough.


Breakthrough’s housing programs serve 1,242 people experiencing homelessness.


1,240 youth participate in preschool, after school, arts, technology, and sports programs.

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