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Breakthrough is a proud participant of I Live Here, I Give Here’s 2017 Amplify Austin Day. Help us make a difference to first-generation college goers in Central Texas by supporting Breakthrough during Amplify Austin! Here are some ways that you can Amplify Breakthrough:

Sign up to become a Breakthrough Fundraiser by creating an online fundraising campaign page. It’s easy! You have until March 1 to sign up to become a fundraiser. For more information, click here

Mark your calendars for Amplify Austin’s 4th annual day of online giving starting on Thursday, March 2 at 6 PM until Friday, March 3 at 6 PM! Help us reach our goal of $20,000 to support our students’ dreams of becoming the first in their families to graduate from college! Schedule your donation online here

Share on social media, and encourage your friends to participate! Tag Breakthrough and #AmplifyATX on Facebook and Twitter, and repost content throughout the day.

Student arrivingIt’s that time of year… when Breakthrough seeks out motivated middle school students with big dreams, to enroll in our next class of future first-generation college students!

Sixth graders in Austin ISD and fifth graders in Manor ISD, who will be the first in their families to go to college, and who are excited to be a partner with Breakthrough through high school and college, are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting process to find the next 220 Breakthrough students. Their 12-year journey to becoming first-generation college graduates begins now. We can’t wait to meet them!

Click here for details and applications. Applications are due February 17. 


We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, and successful high school seniors and college students to join the Breakthrough team as AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Fellows! Under the guidance of seasoned teaching professionals, Teaching Fellows will lead their own classroom to teach English, math, social studies, or science to small classes of middle school students.

The Teaching Fellow program is a great opportunity for high school and college students to practice their leadership, creativity, and problem-solving, while making a profound difference in the lives of Breakthrough students. The service period runs from June 5 to August 4, and includes two weeks of training, and six weeks of teaching in Breakthrough’s rigorous Middle School Summer Program.

As AmeriCorps members, Teaching Fellows will receive a living stipend, and are eligible for an Education Award upon completion of their service. Affordable housing is available through our partnership with College Houses

For more information click here, or contact Tiffany Chao, Breakthrough Program Coordinator, at 512.692.9444 ext. 139 or