Spring Soirée: Dinner, Trivia & Silent Auction benefitting Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia
Thursday, April 27th, 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Dressy / Business Casual
Funds raised will support delivery of our year-round, tuition-free program and enrollment expansion to serve over 175 students in 2023. Join Emcee Nydia Han, Anchor and Consumer Investigative Reporter at 6abc on April 27th to celebrate our Breakthrough Scholars, Teaching Fellows, Families and the power of education in transforming lives!
Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Email us today to participate -- [email protected]
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)(3) that helps launch motivated and educationally underserved middle school students on a path to top choice high schools, setting a critical foundation for college and career success. We also recruit college students to teach in our program, building a pathway for diverse, talented educators. Our program is located on the campus of Germantown Friends School.
For Breakthrough Scholars: Our year-round academic and co-curricular enrichment program runs tuition-free for middle school students in public, parochial, and charter schools in Philadelphia. Scholars study math, science, reading, and writing and receive a co-curricular, high school prep and life skills enrichment program that fosters their love of learning and commitment to succeed in education.
For Breakthrough Teaching Fellows: We provide hands-on professional development at GFS, stipends and housing at University of Pennsylvania. Teaching Fellows are currently enrolled college students and empower their middle school students as lead classroom teachers. All the while bolstering their own future careers through an immersive and meaningful internship at Breakthrough.
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)(3) committed to equity and diversity in education. Since our founding in 1995, we have served over 1,600 Scholars and 450 teachers-in-training ("Teaching Fellows").
Special thanks to the Soirée Planning Committee: Kanchan Rai, Sue Chen, Lisette Enumah, Robin Friedman, Bari Gilbert, Marnie Kerr, Michelle Palmer, Sakina Parks, Satya Prasad, Michelle Reyes Aleti, Alan Tofig, David Wade and David Zavitz