It's been an incredible summer at Breakthrough New York, and thanks to you, it's been an amazingly successful one as well. We aimed to raise $75,000 to fuel the launch of our third program site next year in The Bronx.
And we can now happily report that our Bronx-To-College Campaign exceeded expectations and drew 69 gifts amounting to $78,312. On top of that, a generous donor provided a matching challenge gift and brought our total to $83,312.
This funding provides the jumpstart we needed to unveil our program at New York Junior Tennis & Learning's spacious new Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in Crotona Park in June 2015.
It's not only been a summer of progress, but performance. Our summer school charges just completed an intensive six weeks of instruction, led by an enthusiastic and intrepid corps of Teaching Fellows.
We welcomed quite a number of friends on Visitors Days, and also prepared our eighth-grade students for high school admissions interviews thanks to the awesome volunteers who peppered them with tough interview questions.
Kudos to our interviewers for a job well done: Victoria Adamo; Jane Barnet; Denis Beslic; Jenna Blashek; David Bournas-Ney; Ellie Bressman; Jessica Coppola; Natalie Cox; Amy Cruz; Mara Eisenbaum; Freda Gimpel; Winnie Huang; John LaCroix; Honor Lassalle; Jon Lindsey; Krystal Martinez; Jordan Mendell; Ali Morgan; Katherine Morrow; Anita Rastoder; Jabali Sawicki; David Studer; Peg Tyre; Barri Waltcher; Andrew Way; Alex Weisman; Monica Williams; Robert Wolk; Geoffrey Worrell; and, Dominique Young.
And, we shepherded our 7th graders to a number of firms that hosted Career Day visits. Thank you to the following companies for hosting our students.
|Eusonia Records/Studios |
|Food & Wine Magazine |
|Goldman Sachs |
|Google, Inc. |
|Marsh & McLennan Companies|
|Metropolitan Real Estate |
|New York 1 News |
|New York Stock Exchange|
|Price Waterhouse Cooper|
|Skadden, Arts, Slate, Meagher & Flom|
Special thanks to the following Career Day hosts:
|Mikhael Abebe||Melissa Gandolfi||Trent Jones||Bonnie Litt||Sarah Jane Owen||Jet Taylor|
|Vanessa Amaro||Stephanie Gayden||Alen Knapic||Meg MacCaughey||Noris Pindling||Adriane Tidona|
|Lisa Bracco||Christopher Giovanni||Kate Krader||Casey MacGuire||Asahi Pompey||Erich Umar|
|Allison Brecher||Rachel Greenberg||John Lai||Avi Mash||Andy Raquet||Logan Vairo|
|Maribel Carter||Tom Heebner||Nick Larson||Pete McCormack||Felicia Rector||McKenna Vanderbeek|
|Wil Cruz||Siddiq Iddrisu||Rachel Lary||Milton Medina||Mike Sheerin||Kevin Verbael|
|Emily DaSilva||Andrew Jacobs||Raphael Lee||Joseph Mudho||David Sherman||Trac Vu|
|Felipe Dorregaray||Scott Jacoby||Doug Lee||Felix Navarro||Lisa Sholkin||Carlton Walker|
|Lorraine Feldman||Kimberly Johns||Rachel Levine-Ramirez||Susan Ng||Elaine Shultz||Vivian Wesson|
|David Felman||Curtis Johnson||Nigel Lewis||Nicole Norton||Srikanth Surapaneni||Annie Zhang|
|Students tour the New York Stock Exchange|
One final thank you to Alex Weisman, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University who took exceptional photos of our summer program during his internship with us this summer.
We wish you the best during these final few weeks of summer, and look forward to seeing you this fall!