KEY CONCEPTS

Essential elements of our work.

What Makes Us Unique?

VISION

We envision a safe, stable, engaged East Garfield Park where success is the norm and families prosper.

CORE VALUES

GOD

God’s love motivates us to action.

PEOPLE

All people are created in God’s image, so we treat them with utmost dignity and respect.

RELATIONSHIPS

We engage in authentic relationships and seek to build connections.

REDEMPTION

We want everyone to experience love, forgiveness, and hope.

STRUCTURE

We value structured environments that support personal growth.

COLLABORATION

We know we cannot do this work alone.

COMMUNITY

We value being a part of the East Garfield Park community and joining with others to work for its growth and revitalization.

RACIAL JUSTICE

Breakthrough recognizes the impact of systemic racism, while valuing diversity and seeking racial equity.

MISSION

Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.

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