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Breakthrough Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA | http://breakthroughsv.org
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Joined in September 2011

About Us

Breakthrough Silicon Valley is a tuition-free program that serves motivated and talented public middle school students and prepares them for rigorous college preparatory high school programs. We offer year-round advising and advocacy for a diverse group of students who have limited educational and economic opportunities. BSV is part of a national network of sites called the Breakthrough Collaborative, founded as Summerbridge in 1978, with 33 sites operating today.

Our program is nationally-recognized for its "students teaching students" model. For both our school-year and summer programs, motivated and talented high school and college students serve as the teachers, tutors and role models to our students.

During the school year, we offer two major after-school programs. In our Middle School Program, we recruit high school and college students to teach small groups of Breakthrough students in math. In our High School Program, we run college-readiness workshops, special events and offer college-going informational advising.

We offer an academically extensive summer program for our rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. It also serves as a paid internship for high school and college students to teach math, science, English and other subjects in their own small classroom. In summary, our mission is two-fold: to provide a path to a college for our younger students while inspiring older students to pursue careers in education.

Breakthrough Silicon Valley is a tuition-free program that serves motivated and talented public middle school students and prepares them for rigorous college preparatory high school programs. We offer year-round advising and…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Volunteering

Location

  • 1635 Park Ave
    San Jose, CA 95126

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Current listings by Breakthrough Silicon Valley

Volunteer OpportunitiesLocationDate Posted
After School Program Facilitator (Spring 2020)San Jose, CASeptember 3, 2019
After School Program Facilitator (Fall 2019)San Jose, CASeptember 3, 2019
After-School Tutoring for Motivated High School StudentsSan Jose, CAJuly 8, 2019

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