Volunteers founded SBAN, and SBAN will continue to thrive with the hands and hearts of new volunteers. Friends and alumni of Summerbridge and Breakthrough programs are welcomed to give their time to any of SBAN’s programs.
The heat wave wasn't the only thing sizzling this summer - so were our students!
During this summer session, Breakthrough New York's 168 middle school students enjoyed instruction from some of the best and brightest teacher interns from colleges across the country.
Our Speaker Series was wildly successful, with six business and community leaders visiting with students at our two sites in Brooklyn and Manhattan to talk about challenges they've overcome in their lives and careers.
We thank all of the speakers: Neal Moszkowski, co-CEO of TowerBrook Equity Partners; Stephen Meringoff, co-Founder, Himmel + Meringoff Properties; Bernell Grier, CEO, Neighborhood Housing Services NYC; Ted Bigman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management; David Sherman, President, Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management; and, Seth Grosshandler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton LLP.
If you'd like to hear some of their remarks, click on the video below.
We're grateful that these accomplished leaders took the time to help the leaders of tomorrow understand that they, too, can succeed in life. They imparted advice about the obstacles faced while growing up, in the classrooms and the boardrooms, and encouraged students not to give up.
This summer, News 12 in Brooklyn came to class. Reporter Nicole Ryan visited our program at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. You can watch the piecehere.
Thank you to our Career Day and Interview Day Volunteers.
Well-deserved shout-outs go to: Etsy, Hyperakt, Publicis, Teach for America, The Vanity Project, Gap, Inc., Capital One, Food & Wine, DNAinfo.com, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., PWC, Twitter and New York Presbyterian (see photo below):
Thanks also to the following volunteers:
Mary Ellen Kohlman
Volunteers are the bread and butter of our organization - and show our students at an early age why paying it forward is important and leads to worlds of success.
Our Students: Worth the Investment
As we started this summer, we sent our latest Class of Breakthrough students off to college. It was a proud moment for them, and for all of the staff, volunteers and donors who have given their sweat, tears and dollars to help them succeed.
The journey continues for so many others, and you can help them on their way.
Breakthrough New York relies on the support of its donors and volunteers so that we can make a difference in the lives of students and their families. Your investment provides under-served, motivated students with access to a college education so that they can have the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through education and be successful.
As we near our fall session, won't you make a contribution to help usher our students into worlds of success? Please visit our site here and learn how you can help. Your contributions will be invested wisely and are greatly appreciated.