How Ms. Rozy Found her Breakthrough Through Community

Rozy hails from a small, beautiful Caribbean island in the West Indies called Dominica. For 15 years, Rozy worked as a civil servant in her native country’s government. When her family migrated to America, she felt her purpose was threatened. How could she be a resource to the people around her in such a large, unfamiliar place?

She started by passing out water bottles to those in need, suffering from the humid Houston summer heat. What started as a monthly day of service, became both a public watering hole and an on-the-street ministry. "That was an upside for me being in the US. Dominica is a small island with needs to be met but I never thought that I’d see so many people in America with so many needs. It really touched me.”

When Rozy’s son asked her to move with him to the West Side of Chicago, she resisted it at first, but eventually she was led to her breakthrough.

Breakthrough Students Experience Chicago

Breakthrough students are on the move! Through the London Johnson Arts and Technology Academy, students had the chance to explore Chicago through culinary arts and ceramics with fields trips to Inspiration Kitchens and the Lillstreet Art Center.

Breakthrough’s Intermediate Cooking class...

In This Space, There is Unity

What brings together 32 teenage boys and 8 adult community leaders each week? A home-cooked meal, mentoring, and of course, sports.

For the past year, Breakthrough's newly created Sport Connect program is building bridges and providing intensive mentoring to young men in East Garfield Park. The...

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