Our Model


As stated in the program’s mission, Breakthrough New Orleans serves two different populations–students from NOLA Public Schools as well as high school and college-aged teachers and volunteers. Each can anticipate a rigorous but positive, life-changing experience by participating in the program.


  • Provides rigorous programming for 6 weeks during the summer and throughout the school year (monthly Saturday sessions) to enrich the academic skill set of Breakthrough students.
  • Works with families to determine the best-fit middle and high school placement.
  • Supports high school students through college and career counseling, ACT preparation courses, and placement in internships, volunteer opportunities, and other experiential activities.
  • Trains and supports high school and college-aged students as classroom teachers, mentors, and event planners.
  • Promotes educational advocacy.

Breakthrough Collaborative

180 Grand Ave #1225, Oakland, CA 94612, USA