#BeyondTheBooks: Niimo

#BeyondTheBooks: Niimo

Welcome to our series #BeyondTheBooks, where we’ll get to ask a staff member, or possibly alums/partners, fun questions. So often we focus on the work and mission behind what we do, which is great, but we believe that relationship/community building never ends. The...
INAUGURAL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP HONOREE

INAUGURAL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP HONOREE

PROVIDENCE, RI, (May 10, 2019) — Breakthrough Providence announces its  inaugural Community Leadership Honoree Courtney E. Hawkins, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. Ms. Hawkins career as a social worker, public servant, advocate...
Learning with: Chris, Driving Out The Culture Part 4

Learning with: Chris, Driving Out The Culture Part 4

Last week we learned about how gentrification comes about and how old laws continue to influence the current housing market. To get caught up be sure to check out Part 1, 2, & 3. It is extremely disappointing to witness the United States once again sitting back...
Scholarships in RI

Scholarships in RI

By Fartun, Providence College Class of 2019 A huge Breakthrough Providence kudos to students who have officially landed on the college/university they will be attending. You’ve studied, taken exams, presented projects, and possibly worked and/or were involved in...
Learning with: Chris, Driving Out The Culture Part 3

Learning with: Chris, Driving Out The Culture Part 3

Last week we learned about redlining and how this process impacted the way communities were separated for the housing market. To get caught up be sure to check out Part 1 & 2. While redlining communities of color the FHA was also promoting the construction of...
SAT/ACT Prep Guides

SAT/ACT Prep Guides

2018 SAT scores revealed that only 47 percent of students met both the math and reading college readiness benchmark. That’s why the team at BestColleges.com created prep guides for both the SAT and ACT, in order to help students in Providence access...