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Thriving Neighbors Initiative

Educating to Thrive


"I had the chance to learn from mentors, which allowed me to envision myself in their shoes. Now I can be that
mentor for others."

Lyndon Enow 

English, 2017


150 students and parents from the Greater Washington neighborhood will come to SCU for a taste of college life and the
journey to higher education.

Family Engagement Day

May 20, 2016

Ignatian Center

The Welsh Jesuit

The Ignatian Center welcomes a new director whose influence reaches Los Angeles to London.

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    Big News for Breakthrough: Announcing our Partnership with Santa Clara University

    Just down the road from our headquarters lies a world-class university with a socially conscious mission – Santa Clara University. Breakthrough Silicon Valley is pleased to announce an innovative partnership with this 165-year-old institution.

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    Summit Success

    The first Latino Education Summit: Silicon Valley started a conversation about the challenges, opportunities, and promises of the educational pipeline for Latino children, parents, and the working poor.

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      After two years traveling to the community of Soweto, South Africa, Drew Descourouez (Santa Clara University ’19) and Michael Bakan (Georgetown University ’19) have been transformed by stories, both those they have heard and those they have shared. This month, they will return to South Africa to collect and document stories from people around the country through their storytelling project called “The Simunye Project.”

      Hamza Yusuf | Islam, Citizenship, and Religious Liberty

      Why I Took Refuge in a Subway Station

      Former Donovan Fellow Tanya Schmidt, '12, shares a recent life experience. "I went to a subway station and found shelter on a bench, next to a homeless man who either had the same thought or had no other option.

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