Breakthrough Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)


  • Name:Mr. Jamar Jeffers

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Breakthrough Atlanta
  • Address:4075 Paces Ferry Road
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:404-262-3032
  • Main fax:404-479-8465

Organization Web

User Email


Click map for a full size active view.


  • Mission:
  • A Dual Mission: Teaching Students and Training Teachers
    Breakthrough Atlanta’s mission is unique in that it has the dual objective of improving the educational trajectory of highly-motivated middle school students, and inspiring young people to enter the field of education. Breakthrough’s success is due to a unique combination of elements that result in an exciting educational experience.
    Breakthrough Atlanta’s mission is twofold:

    •We provide an academically intense pathway to college for motivated metro Atlanta public school students to encourage academic success.

    •We provide an intensive hands-on teacher training experience (internship) for high school and college students, inspiring a new generation of teachers.

    We motivate students at the critical age when they are searching for role models, and making choices that will have dramatic results on their future. Further, Breakthrough Atlanta utilizes enthusiastic and talented teacher interns who serve as mentors and role models, and bring to life the idea that “it’s cool to be smart.” Our academically rigorous program prepares young people for high school and college, and teacher interns for the classroom.

  • History:
  • Modeled after the original Summerbridge program at University High School in San Francisco, Breakthrough Atlanta was founded in 1995, and launched its inaugural program in 1996. Since Breakthrough Atlanta’s beginning, the program has served over 400 young teachers and more than 700 students from metro Atlanta public schools.

    •95% of Breakthrough Atlanta students are the first in their families to ever attend college.

    •85% of Breakthrough Atlanta’s students matriculate into colleges and universities.

    Over the last several years, Breakthrough Atlanta has more than doubled the number of students served. Breakthrough launched the opening of a second site in June 2010 at the Atlanta Youth Academy in Southeast Atlanta. This summer BTA will have over 90 students and 30 teachers participating in the Breakthrough program at this facility.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:30
  • Advisory board size:20
  • Staff size:6

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Dabney Hollis (Chair)
    DMH Marketing

    Timothy J. Barton
    Managing Partner
    Barton Executive Search

    William F. Henagan
    Managing Director
    Blueridge International, LLC.

    William S. Peebles IV
    The Lovett School

    Nancy Robitaille
    The Zeist Company, LLC.
    The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

    Monica L. Rodgers
    Executive Director
    Breakthrough Atlanta

    Daniel M. Dupree
    Reynolds Capitol Group

    Sean R. Fallmann
    President – North American Consumer Products
    Georgia Pacific

    David W. Ghegan
    Troutman Sanders LLP

    Byron J. Gibson
    VP HR Home & Family Group

    Hal Lawton
    The Home Depot Online

    Mark C. Pope IV
    The Graphic Solutions Group

    Clara Traver
    Special Projects Coordinator
    The Lovett School (RET.)

    Rick A. White

    Scott Young
    Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Coca-Cola North America Foodservice and On-Premise Coca-Cola

    W. Barrett Howell, Sr.
    Pinehill Investments, Inc.

    Economy F. Jackson
    Associate Director, Income
    United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta

    Dameron Black III
    Senior Vice President
    GenSpring Family Office

    Ric R. Felker, Jr.
    Felker Advisors, LLLP

    Elizabeth Pearce
    Campaign Director
    Coxe Curry & Associates

    Brenda Rambeau
    Grants Director
    The Kurht Foundation

    Jimmy L. Williams
    The Certus Group

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Monica L. Rodgers
    Executive Director
    Breakthrough Atlanta

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Jamar Jeffers Director of Development

    Jill van Leesten Program Director

    Kristin Wyckoff Director of College Prep Programs

    Jeremy Crane Site Director

    Al Johnson Program Associate

    Courtney Moss Curriculum Specialist


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:58-0619038

Other Organization Web

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:580619038
  • Organization Name:LOVETT SCHOOL
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:4075 PACES FERRY RD NW
  • Organization City:ATLANTA
  • Organization State:GA
  • Organization Zip:30327-3009
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1937
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B200
  • Asset Amount:$225,384,912
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$70,530,411
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$59,511,532
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 8:39:12 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.