staff distribute meals to families at Breakthrough FamilyPlex during COVID-19

Breakthrough Youth Network Cares for Families During COVID-19

Through academic, sports, and arts programs, the Breakthrough Youth Network surrounds young people…


Food delivery by Breakthrough's Violence Prevention street outreach workers during the COVID-19 crisis

Already addressing one public health crisis, Breakthrough’s violence prevention team takes on COVID-19

Breakthrough’s violence prevention team is familiar with public health crises. The team works…


dining room tables and chairs at the Breakthrough Men's Center

The Challenges of Homelessness During COVID-19

While serving those experiencing homelessness, Breakthrough is confronting the challenges of a…


Breakthrough Violence Prevention Center staff working at desks

Violence Prevention Center Opens

When Breakthrough's Violence Prevention team responded to an incident on the intersection of Homan…


Kajaria Johnson helping guests with employment opportunity information at Breakthrough's Workforce Development Career Fair

Developing Skills, Chasing Goals

When Employment Coordinator Kajaria Johnson begins the intake process, she asks basic questions…


young man smiling at Breakthrough Trunk Party

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…


smiling students who received Breakthrough Alumni Scholarship

Breakthrough Launches Inaugural Alumni Scholarship

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


college bound student smiling and posing

Alexis Channels Community Support Into College Success

COMMUNITY SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE College sophomore Alexis Sanders admits she knew little about…


outreach workers walking in the community

Board Member Keith Freeman Develops Community Leaders

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


young professionals mingling at business networking event

Aspire: Destined for Success

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