Breakthrough Providence pursues a dual mission to: increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and get them into college ready to succeed; and inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

BTP Summer 2021

 We are still accepting students into our program this summer!

Join us for:

  • Academic enrichment 
  • Leadership and Personal development 
  • Mentorship 
  • Fun & exciting activities 

For more information, visit our program page

Apply Here! submit as soon as possible to be added to this summer’s roster!  

60% of Breakthrough Teaching Fellows pursue careers in education 

78% of students enroll in college

Niimo Nix selected to participate in Women’s Policy Institute Class of 2019

Jeromina "Niimo" Nix, Breakthrough Providence's College Bound Program Director, has been selected to the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s 2019-2020 Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) class to tackle issues like pay equity, sexual harassment in the workplace, and gender...

University HQ Resources

University HQ is a free educational resource who work with over 600 schools throughout the country--and they don't monetize their site! They've shared some resources below that we hope you take advantage of yourself, or share with any high schoolers you work with: Top...

#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...


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 for...

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