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On June 18, Pope Francis issued a world-wide encyclical on ecology, environmental destruction, and climate change. The highly anticipated document, intended to spur reflection and action among the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, brings up numerous issues that are at the heart of Santa Clara University's mission to create a more just, humane, and sustainable world. 

Santa Clara University is responding to the encyclical in a number of ways: reducing its own environmental impact; teaching sustainability on campus; working with worldwide entrepreneurs grappling with the impacts of climate change; and exploring the ways in which care for the environment is an ethical issue.  

A number of associated events are planned throughout the 2015–16 year, including a November forum addressing the moral, ethical, economic, and personal dimensions of climate change.

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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