The City You Never See Bus Tour

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Operation Breakthrough is one of the largest single-site daycare center in the state of Missouri, caring for over 400 children each day.  85% of these children come from families living below the poverty level. Co-founders, Sister Berta Sailer and Sister Corita Bussanmas established this agency in 1971 with a goal to “break through” poverty. Sadly, the need today is even greater than...Continue reading 

National Blogger Visits Operation Breakthrough

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Tom is the CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm, and previously served as the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom writes regularly on his Education Week blog, Vander Ark on Innovation, and on   We were excited to have him here and thrilled to see his blog about Operation Breakthrough. ...Continue reading 

Angels with Angles

Angels With Angles

A new book Angels with Angles: The Rogue Nuns behind Operation Breakthrough written by Loring Leifer is now on sale. All sales of the book go directly to Operation Breakthrough. A deadly fire brought Sister Berta Sailer and Sister Corita Bussanmas together and knocked them forever off their course. Angels with Angles is the true story of their transformation from quiet convent dwellers to can-do...Continue reading