At Breakthrough, we are committed to intentionally creating communities that represent a wide diversity of identities, including, but not limited to: race, gender identity, class, ability status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, and religion. We believe that people of all backgrounds offer important contributions to our work because of their unique lived experiences. Through organizational policies and practices, Breakthrough works to ensure that all identities – particularly those that have been historically marginalized – are represented and supported. As a community-based organization, we continually strive to see the identities of the communities we serve reflected in our teaching fellows and staff.
In addition, our other values include:
Persistence: We are not done until our work is finished.
Initiative: If you see it, do it.
Excellence: Raise the bar.
Gratitude: Come to the work with humility, integrity, and appreciation.