College breaks the cycle of poverty. Forever.

Breakthrough Silicon Valley empowers young people from underserved communities to reach their full potential. Our multi-faceted six-year program launches low-income students on the path to college through personalized academic advising and support, college counseling, and leadership development.

We cultivate skills for success that TRANSFORM LIVES.

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Breakthrough In the News

Breakthrough Silicon Valley is honored to be part of the San Jose Mercury News 2017 Wish Book!

Visit the Mercury News to read about Breakthrough alumna and proud 2016 Brandeis University graduate, Estela Lozano, and other Breakthrough students and alumni. 


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OF OUR tEACHING fELLOWS express interest in a career in education after teaching at BSV


OF OUR seniors are accepted to COLLEGE

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OF OUR STUDENTS take honors and ap classes


Our Approach

 Learn about what sets Breakthrough Silicon Valley's program and services apart. 

Our Students

Meet Breakthrough Silicon Valley kids, and read about their inspiring achievements and the obstacles they face.


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This program is based on what I believe is exactly the right formula – the community helping individuals to reach for their potential thereby enabling those individuals to enrich the community.”

— Madeline Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

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