In the News

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San Jose Mercury News Wish Book, November 2017

Click here to read about Estela Lozano (pictured at left) and other Breakthrough Silicon Valley students and alumni. 

"Estela Lozano, who completed Breakthrough in 2011, remembers adjusting to a new environment was a struggle as a freshman at Brandeis University. The daughter of Mexican immigrants who didn’t attend college, Lozano thought about returning home but her Breakthrough counselor encouraged her to not give up. The aspiring immigration attorney graduated from Brandeis in 2015 and now works as a housing paralegal and clinic coordinator at the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley."

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Silicon Valley Magazine, November 2017

Click here to read about Breakthrough Silicon Valley board member Shannon Hunt-Scott.

"Kevin and I have been incredibly lucky throughout our lives," says Hunt-Scott. "It's on us to give back  in response. That's what I role-model to my kids."




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Press release: hiring of Executive Director John Hiester, May 2017

Click here to read more about John and his commitment to educational equity.

“John has proven his ability to build and lead organizations in a fast-paced mission-driven environment,”said Greg Murphy, Breakthrough Silicon Valley board chair. “Through our work with students, families, colleges, and other stakeholders we have all the key pieces in place to build an ‘ecosystem’ that will amplify our impact. John will bring experience and innovative thinking to BSV that will help make that ecosystem a reality.”



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