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Breakthrough New York

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BTNY’s College and Career Success Program (CCSP) works with students virtually to navigate complex systems and barriers to successful college graduation and meaningful employment. As a BTNY College & Career Success Coach, you will be at the front lines of providing this guidance through monthly Coach Talks and ongoing relationship building. Our vision is to empower student leaders who excel academically and chart their careers successfully.


  • Conducting guided monthly Coach Talks by phone/video chat or in-person to support 1-2 college students (depending on your preference) in the 4 main areas of BTNY college support: Academic, Career, Financial, and Wellness
  • Reviewing monthly curriculum & priorities before each Coach Talk
  • Sharing the information and data gathered from Coach Talks to the BTNY college team via an online portal on a monthly basis
  • Providing persistent outreach to students who may not be immediately responsive, and/or reaching out to BTNY staff for support
  • Attending mandatory orientation and bi-monthly trainings/events
  • Attending a 15-minute evaluation check-in once a year
  • Providing ongoing feedback on student(s) and the program
  • Reporting any critical student challenges to BTNY staff immediately
  • Providing monthly curriculum to guide the Coach Talks
  • Providing remote tips, updates, and highlights throughout the year
  • Conducting periodic check-ins to address concerns or highlight successes
  • Leading outreach to less engaged students
  • Taking over critical student crises


  • 30-60 minutes of student interaction per month (July 2021 - June 2022)
  • 30 minutes of curriculum review and data reporting per month (July 2021 - June 2022)
  • 1 mandatory 15-minute evaluation meeting (January - March 2022)
  • 6 mandatory meetings per year (2 date options and virtual/call-in options available)
    • June 2021: Orientation (3 hours)
    • August, October 2021: 2 Trainings (1.5 hours each)
    • December 2021: Winter Social (1.5 hours)
    • February, April 2022: 2 Trainings (1.5 hours each)


  • Is passionate about student mentorship and supporting diverse college students
  • Is comfortable with persistent outreach to students
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree
  • Will respond to emails, phone calls, and/or texts from students and staff within 48 hours
  • Is comfortable using or learning virtual platforms (ie. email, Zoom, Slack, Salesforce)
  • Has access to Google Drive Suite
  • Can commit to at least 1 full year of support, with a preference of 2 or more years
  • Near-peer preferred but not required
  • NYC-based preferred but not required
  • Have a transformative impact on the life of a talented student
  • Receive ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Join a vibrant and diverse volunteer community
  • Gain access to meaningful leadership and networking opportunities

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If you are interested in being a volunteer BTNY College & Career Success Coach, please apply by completing our online application: the deadline to apply is April 30th. Eligible applicants will be invited to a virtual interview with the BTNY team.

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About Breakthrough New York


123 William St, 4th Floor, NEW YORK, NY 10038, US

Mission Statement

Breakthrough New York is a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of motivated, low-income students by preparing them for college so that they can succeed in the world.


We're committed to serving the needs of middle school students for six years until their graduation from high school and matriculation to a four-year college. We believe that middle school is a critical period for all young people and comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. We then provide ongoing support to our students throughout high school until they matriculate at college.

Obtaining a four-year degree is the single best chance that our students have to break the cycle of poverty in their families forever. Breakthrough New York students are exceptional in that they have demonstrated academic performance, potential and motivation, but lack opportunity. Over the last five years, 96% of our students have gone onto college compared with 52% nationally.

How do we ignite our students with a passion for learning and going to college? During the middle school years, we hire and train high school and college students to teach and to be positive role models of success. Through training young people as teachers, we are able to impact thousands of children.

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Education & Literacy


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