Expanding college access and employment opportunities for high school students

Breakthrough supports high school students as they transition into work and post-secondary education. Program offerings include youth employment, scholarship opportunities, internships, and resource assistance. Breakthrough is committed to the success of East Garfield Park youth as they navigate adulthood.



teens employed


college scholarships awarded


students supported at Trunk Party

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Transitioning to College, Malique Leans on East Garfield Park Roots

Malique will be going off to college this summer, and although he'll be leaving loved ones, his community isn't letting him leave without showering…

Spring 2020 Program Guide