Transitioning to College, Malique Leans on East Garfield Park Roots

Malique Bodie moved around a lot growing up, but he said he always felt connected to East Garfield…


Breakthrough Launches Inaugural Alumni Scholarship

A pair of students from the West Side passionate about criminal justice reform are the recipients…


Alexis Channels Community Support Into College Success

College sophomore Alexis Sanders admits she knew little about the West Side of Chicago when she…


Board Member Keith Freeman Develops Community Leaders

In his youth, Keith Freeman remembers the Englewood neighborhood as an area infamous for high rates…


Aspire: Destined for Success

The Breakthrough Young Professionals Board hosted its annual networking event to connect emerging…


'Breakthrough Baby' Awarded Amazon Scholarship for Emerging Tech Talent

When high school senior Mariah Brecheisen picked up her first Lego set, she had no idea that…


Church Partnership Keeps Family Grounded in Hope

After falling on difficult times, Andre, Karla, and their seven children left their home in Indiana…


Local Leaders: Celebrating the Stars of East Garfield Park

Throughout Black History Month, we have been highlighting local leaders of East Garfield Park. Join…


Mother of 5 Receives Help Making New House Feel like Home

Denise, a mother of five, was approved for a housing voucher when she sought Breakthrough. After…


Breakthrough Christmas Store

For many people, Christmas is a time to spend with family, creating cherished memories and…