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…


Winter Jamboree Orchestra Concert

The Breakthrough Youth Network paired up with the Chicago Arts and Music Project to host the first…


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…