Breakthrough Collaborative

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About us

Breakthrough Collaborative, founded in San Francisco in 1978, is a pioneer in the development and practice of Students Teaching Students and Teachers Training Teachers—two uniquely collaborative models of instruction that unlock the extraordinary potential for students and teachers of all ages to engage each other in learning, teaching, and leading. Today, Breakthrough encompasses sites in more than 25 cities, serving nearly 5,000 students and training nearly 1,000 outstanding high-school and college students to teach underserved middle-school students in rigorous six-week academic summer programs. Since 1978, Breakthrough has served over 40,000 youth across the US. 

Breakthrough Collaborative has new leadership in place, an engaged and proactive board of trustees, and a committed staff and affiliate network of education leaders. Standing on healthy financial footing and looking towards significant expansion, Breakthrough Collaborative’s national office is positioned to drive our network’s growth and sustainability.

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Contact information

Government ID number: 94-3140620

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Phone: 415-442-0600

Fax: 415-442-0609

180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1225, Oakland, CA, 94612, US

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