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…


Why Leveling Students’ Playing Field Motivates Ciera’s Passion for Education

Growing up, Ciera didn’t have much, but her parents strived to ensure she was exposed to as much as…


WGN Broadcast Camp with Breakthrough Urban Ministries

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

Local Educators' Innovation and Passion Celebrated at Luncheon

Hundreds of teachers, principals, and school administrators packed the FamilyPlex last week in…


Trunk Party Helps Send 52 Scholars to College

Going off to college is as exciting as it is daunting for some students. While students across the…


Aspire: Finding Meaning In Your Work

The Breakthrough Young Professionals Board welcomed scores of emerging leaders to the “Aspire:…


Breakthrough Celebrates Inaugural Greer Scholarship Cohort

The term “going back to school” takes on an entirely different meaning for many high school seniors…


Home Court Partners with A Boy and His Dream Foundation to Honor Garfield Park Scholars

With clear skies and scorching weather, Breakthrough’s Home Court series held its first outdoor…


How the Davises Found Family After Tragedy

RAISING A FAMILY Family is of the utmost importance to lifelong East Garfield Park resident James…


Otis' Dream Lives Through FamilyPlex

GROWING UP IN EAST GARFIELD PARK Otis grew up as a middle child among six other siblings. When he…