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Main Office:

Breakthrough Silicon Valley
c/o Hoover Middle School
1635 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 287-6357

The office is located in Room 138. Click here for a site map.



John Hiester - Executive Director

Dora Beyer – High School Program Coordinator

Tina Briceño – Student Programs and Partnerships Manager

Johnny Du - Development Manager

Stephanny Ledezma - Middle School Program Coordinator (San Jose Unified School District Site)

Ariel Morris Spector – Director of Curriculum and Programming                  

Lina Raffaelli - Community Engagement Coordinator

Bryan Tomlinson - College Readiness Manager

Jenny Uribe - College Counselor

Barbara Watanabe - Director of Strategic Partnerships



(408) 286-4864


Franklin-McKinley Site Office:

Breakthrough Silicon Valley
c/o Franklin-McKinley School District
645 Wool Creek Drive
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 283-6136

Click here for a site map.

Breakthrough Silicon Valley offices remain open over most school breaks and many holidays. Both the Main Office and the Franklin-McKinley Site Office close on the following holidays:

Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day


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