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Review for Breakthrough Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Breakthrough Collaborative since 1994 and am incredibly honored to be a part of BSV. This is a life-changing organization for young, ambitious students who are determined to go to college but may have obstacles or limited educational opportunities. Also, Breakthrough inspired college students to pursue teaching as a career. Many BSV teachers go on to serve in Teach for America and most pursue careers in education. I am impressed with the leadership of the staff and with the commitment to results -- highly prepared, college bound students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing both students and teachers who have had transformational life experiences having participated in BSV.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add several sites around the Silicon Valley.

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How did you learn about this organization?

I have working in the Breakthrough Collaborative in the past.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Enhancing the educational experiences of its students and paving the path to college for each of them.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Ensuring more motivated students from the SV public schools have access to a college education. And increasing the pool of quality teachers in the Valley and beyond.

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Role:  Board Member & I have served on the board of this organization and am currently working to launch our first fundraising event, Are You Smarter than a Breakthrough Student?.