Join our team and thrive!

We're on a mission.

In our city, thousands of kids don’t have access to a great, free school - yet. Since 2009, our small and growing group of dedicated educators and business leaders, with a tremendous amount of community support, has been working day in and day out to change that.

A lot has happened since then. We have partnered up with our local city school district, gained some major national support, and most importantly have grown into a thriving network of 11 schools serving 3,400+ students in grades K-8. Our 12th school, Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast, will open in the fall of 2019. We’re on our way to serving 5,000+ students across Cleveland.

With distinct educational approaches and campuses throughout the city, we offer educators a unique opportunity to grow and thrive.  We’re looking for missioned aligned team members who believe that every child in Cleveland deserves an outstanding education.

Student Performance, Breakthrough Schools


Student Performance, All K-8 Schools in Cleveland


All results from latest Ohio Department of Education Report (September 2016)

K-8 Students
Schools In Cleveland
Outstanding Educators

We embrace diversity and the power of inclusion.

We believe that a diverse, inclusive learning environment fosters success in educational achievement and performance outcomes, drives innovative thinking, enhances our service to stakeholders, and fosters a workplace where all employees, students and families are respected and valued. We are committed to pursuing the goal of a culturally competent workforce that is reflective of and/or sensitive to the communities we serve.

What makes Breakthrough unique?

Students thrive in different settings and so do our teachers. Breakthrough's schools offer distinct educational approaches. These exciting, proven and effective school models include Village Prep, Citizens, Citizens Leadership, and E Prep.

Meet a Citizens Scholar

Meet a V Prep Scholar

Meet a Citizens Leadership Scholar

Meet a E Prep Scholar

Join our team!

We’re growing, we’re hiring, and we need the best talent for our students.