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Afterschool Programs Back in Session for 17th Year

Beginning with one cup of coffee served to someone in need, over…


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Broadcast Camp Takes Breakthrough Kids to WGN Studios

Just before heading back to school this summer, Breakthrough kids spent 5 days in "Broadcast Camp"…


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The Power of the Walk

Beginning with one cup of coffee served to someone in need, over…


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Former Participant Shares Breakthrough With Her Kids

Fifteen years ago, Tania was a student in Breakthrough’s afterschool program. She and her sister…


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A Safe Summer Also Means Safe Housing

Tanya and her 15-year-old daughter, Mariam*, became homeless last summer. Tanya had lost her job…


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Youth Peace Walk Brings Community Together

In partnership with the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative, Breakthrough took action against…


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Deloitte Dedicates Day of Service to Breakthrough

Each year, Deloitte firms around the world commit to a day of service and volunteer at local…


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Breakthrough Guest Restores Life Through Healing, Carpentry

Beginning with one cup of coffee served to someone in need, over…


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Breakthrough Case Manager Retires After 25 Years of Service

Beginning with one cup of coffee served to someone in need, over…


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Refortify Hosts Fourth Annual Fort-Building Event With Breakthrough Students

Breakthrough’s fourth- and fifth-graders were back in action with the Refortify volunteers this…