Breakthrough New York Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

- Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results -

Media Contact:  Sophie Crumpacker, 347-361-7128, [email protected]

(New York, NY) – Breakthrough New York (BTNY) today earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress BTNY is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation towards a deeper understanding of BTNY’s impact.

“Our donors are passionate about Breakthrough New York’s work to transform the lives of talented, low-income students,” says Laura Amerman, Breakthrough New York’s Chief Development Officer. “We also know they want to understand the difference their dollars are making, and our new GuideStar Platinum Seal allows us to transparently share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters to ensure healthy and collaborative long-term partnerships.”

To reach the Platinum level, BTNY added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile, including in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, BTNY has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.

BTNY provides a full 10 years of support for each of its students, including after-school tutoring, mentoring, financial advisement, and internship placements. Through these comprehensive services, BTNY has helped 98% of its students earn admission to high-performing high schools and 100% earn admission to four-year colleges.

BTNY was founded as Summerbridge at The Town School in 1999 and has since expanded in size and scope. The organization now serves 527 students, providing support from middle school all the way through college graduation. 

About Breakthrough New York

Breakthrough New York (BTNY) transforms the lives of talented kids from low-income backgrounds by providing educational support from middle school through college and into careers. BTNY also inspires talented young people to enter careers in education through its students-teaching-students model. The organization’s goal is to create leaders who break the cycle of poverty in their families and effect positive change in their communities. Learn more at Follow BTNY on social media: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter @BreakthroughNY