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Breakthrough Greater Boston honors advocates, raises money for Boston programs

Posted by Patrick Rosso  December 13, 2013 12:04 PM

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Breakthrough Greater Boston, an educational non-profit with a site in Dorchester, recently celebrated the success of two of its partners and raised close to $100,000 to benefit its programs.

On Dec. 5, the organization hosted its annual Breakthroughs in Education event, which brought together educators and advocates determined to bring academic success to some of Greater Boston’s most underserved communities.

“To alter the academic outcomes for under-resourced students and to address the need for equal access to education demands an ongoing conversation,” Elissa Spelman, executive director of Breakthrough, said in a statement. “Every year, Breakthroughs in Education plays an integral role in raising awareness for the issues that we hope to overcome.”

Rasheeda Abdul-Musawwir, a breakthrough teacher, was honored with the Elizabeth D. Hodder Award for Excellence in Teaching and Pearson Education was honored with the Community Award, at the December ceremony.

Founded in Cambridge in 1992, Breakthrough Greater Boston is a tuition-free program that seeks to equip Boston and Cambridge students with the skills they need to achieve academic success and go on to a four-year college.

Over the summer, the organization opened its first Boston location at the TechBosotn Academy in Dorchester.

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