Breakthrough New York

Posted on September 26, 2014

To support a part-time College Persistence Coordinator to increase college persistence and success among their students. Through a six-year commitment from grades 7 through 12, they provide academic and support services to 260 high-potential, low-income students, intervening at this critical juncture to place youth on the college-bound trajectory. They provide rigorous after-school tutoring and summer enrichment programs to middle school students from New York City public schools, providing them ongoing academic preparation, enrichment and mentoring throughout high school to support their successful matriculation into selective 4-year colleges. With this grant they propose to extend their support into the college years to ensure the continued success of their intensive work with students and help them successfully graduate from college.