Organization

Breakthrough Austin

Focus Areas

  • Education & Youth

Contact Information

1050 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702


(512) 692-9444

Breakthrough Austin provides out-of-school learning and academic case management from middle school through college to students from low-income communities who will be the first in their families to graduate from college.

About Breakthrough Austin

Breakthrough builds a path through college, starting in middle school, for low-income students who will be first-generation college graduates. The program includes summer sessions at the University of Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and in the Manor Independent School District, school year support and advocacy, and comprehensive college counseling and guidance.

Breakthrough makes a 12-year commitment to successfully guide each of its students and families through the long and complicated process of preparing for, enrolling in and completing college. We believe that by providing innovative educational programs to children and their families, we can replace the cycle of poverty with self-sufficiency.

Breakthrough Austin’s Impact

Breakthrough currently serves nearly 1,100 students in grades six through college, and admits an additional 220 students each year. Our students graduate high school on time, enroll in college, and graduate college at significantly higher rates than their low-income peers.

  • Year Founded 2001
  • Legal Form 501c3