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Please Consider a Year-End Donation to Breakthrough
Be the Bridge
Breakthrough students have limited opportunities.  But, they have big dreams and the drive to match. Your support helps them bridge the summers during middle school with a tuition-free, six-week academic program.  To get in, they've completed a 20-page application.  To stay in, they complete more than an hour of homework each night during three consecutive summers.  For these students - 93 of them last summer - your support means the difference between languishing at home while their parents work or getting a jump start on the next academic year and staying on track to college.  

Breakthrough Student Alumni - They Stay, Work and Play!
New Hampshire 
Here are just a few of the places in NH where our student alumni work now....

(And these are just the ones we know!) 

If you attended Summerbridge or Breakthrough Manchester, and we're missing the company where you work, let us know!   becky.berk@derryfield.org
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Academy for Science and Design
Air Solutions and Balancing, LLC
Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire
Bedford Village Inn
Catholic Medical Center
Check Off Taxes, LLC
Citizens Bank
Cityside Management Services Corp
Coastal Specialty Forest Products
Colby Construction, LLC
Elliot Hospital
Enterprise Holdings
Families in Transition
Frisbee Memorial Hospital
GainingSteem
Glenwood Investment Group
Goss International
GYK Antler
Harmonic Drive, LLC
Interim Healthcare
Intuitive Touch Massage Therapy



KMC Systems
LSNE Contract Manufacturing
Lymo Construction
Manchester Boys and Girls Club
Manchester Middle School at Parkside
Manchester Police Commission
Manchester WalMart
MAS Medical Staffing
Murphy's Taproom
National Healthcare Corporation, NH
NH Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
NH Department of Health and Human Services
PepBoys
Peter's Honda of Nashua
Pfizer
PillPack
Pinkerton Academy
Rise Private Wealth Management
SAU 37, Manchester School District
Sheraton Hotel
TradeSource

We're Hiring!
Summer Dean of Students
Position Summary:
The Dean of Students is responsible for supporting students and undergraduate Teaching Fellows in maintaining a safe and productive community. The Dean of Students trains Teaching Fellows to design and implement proactive and positive behavior management strategies and establish clear and effective routines and procedures in their classrooms. The Dean of Students meets with students as needed to address social, behavioral or disciplinary concerns and collaboratively establish an action plan for improvement. The Dean of Students also contacts Breakthrough families, building and fostering relationships by keeping parents in the loop around their child's overall performance at Breakthrough.  

For a complete job description and to apply, click here.  Application deadline: January 12th.




Summer Teaching Fellows
We will be hiring twenty-four undergraduate Teaching Fellows for summer 2018, and we generally hire 75% from our Early Action pool.  That Early Action deadline is January 11th!  For people who miss the early deadline, the Regulare Deadline is February 22.

For more information about the Teaching Fellowship, and to apply, click here.
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Pipelines and Pathways
Breakthrough Manchester is a critical link in the PATHWAY to college for bright, limited opportunity students, and a PIPELINE for the development of the next generation of excellent teachers.  

Connect with us, so that we can better connect these pathways and pipelines for students!

The College List
Breakthrough Manchester students are currently enrolled in the following colleges across the country!

Assumption College
Boston University (2)
Colgate University
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
East Carolina University (2)
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Great Bay Community College
Hawaii Pacific University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson and Wales University
Keene State College
Lasell College
Maine College of Art
Manchester Community College (7)
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services
Nashua Community College
NH Technical Institute (4)
Northeastern University (2)
Plymouth State University (4)
Pomona College
Reed College
Richland College (2)
Rivier University (2)
Saint Anselm College
Saint Michael's College
Salem State University
Seattle University
Siena College
Simmons College (2)
Southern NH University (8)
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas Southern University
Thomas College
Trinity College
Tufts University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Denver (2)
University of Hartford
University of Mass. Lowell (3)
University of Massachusetts - Boston
University of New England (4)
University of New Hampshire, Durham (14)
University of New Hampshire, Manchester (10)
University of Rhode Island
University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2)
Our Mission
Our Vision
All young people, regardless of circumstance, can achieve their full potential as students, teachers and leaders.

Our Mission
The dual missions of Breakthrough Manchester are to launch promising Manchester middle school students, particularly those with limited opportunities, on the path to college while inspiring high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

We do this by:
* Recruiting and selectively admitting high-potential sixth graders with limited opportunities from Manchester middle schools for a tuition-free, three-year program
* Providing three rigorous, joyful academic summers and school year supports to admitted students during their middle school years
* Connecting ninth graders with the Breakthrough College-Bound program at Southern NH University to create a seamless pipeline of opportunity 
* Recruiting, training, mentoring and supporting college students, and some local high-achieving high school students, as excellent teachers
* Engaging a broad array of stakeholders in understanding, promoting, funding and championing both missions of Breakthrough. 

With thanks,

Becky Berk
Executive Director
Breakthrough Manchester