Breakthrough Central Texas strives to create a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree. Powell grant funds were used to support Breakthrough Central Texas’s innovative twelve-year core program, its Post-Secondary Schoolwide Advising Program, and the expansion of its College Success team. Through its work, Breakthrough supports over 2,300 students at more than 50 middle and high schools across Greater Austin and 100 colleges and universities.