Inspiring Students, Developing Teachers

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Breakthrough Atlanta. Since 1996, we have been working hard to transform the lives of thousands of students and young adults to help them realize their full potential as learners, teachers, leaders, and agents of change in their communities. Now, it’s time to celebrate!




As the city of Atlanta was preparing to welcome athletes from around the world to the 1996 Summer Olympics, the organization that would become Breakthrough Atlanta was preparing for its own milestone…


A lot has changed in the last 25 years, but our purpose has not. Breakthrough Atlanta has stayed true to our dual mission to increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students...


Year after year we demonstrate that education has the power to change young people’s lives radically. Many of our students have become the first in their families to attend college, breaking the cycle…


Dreams become realities with the right tools and resources. At Breakthrough Atlanta, we equip students, their families, and teaching fellows to set goals, succeed, and fulfill dreams...


Years ago, a group of visionaries activated a plan to meet needs and provide opportunities for underserved students in our community. From the board and staff members at The Lovett School…


Breakthrough Atlanta’s far-reaching impact would not be possible without well thought-out planning and continuous evaluation of our goals to ensure long-term sustainability...


Our 25-year history of success lays a strong foundation for the future of our thriving organization. As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, we also celebrate YOU! We are grateful for each member of our Breakthrough Atlanta family who continues to help us advance our mission every day, and we invite you to follow us throughout the year as we highlight inspiring examples of determination and accomplishment.

There will be lots of opportunities to help us celebrate in the coming months. We’re pleased to kick off the celebrations with our annual fundraising event, Fund-A-Scholar.

Please join us and let’s celebrate! Together, we are Breakthrough Atlanta!



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