Operation Breakthrough expands summer school program, provides job opportunities

Summer At Ob

Operation Breakthrough is partnering with Crossroads Charter Schools and DeLaSalle Education Center to provide in-person summer school for 200 more students in Kansas City’s urban core. Coronavirus restrictions on social distancing have forced many sites not to offer face-to-face summer education. For others, class sizes and duration have been significantly reduced to allow for social distancing, health, and safety.  The...Continue reading 

Hero Amongst The Stars

Semahj In Tunnel

On a quiet Sunday night, Semahj Ware sat at her kitchen table waiting for a call she hoped would bring good news. “Until the moment the phone rang, I still wasn’t confident in myself or that I won,” says Semahj.  As she answered the phone, Lindsey Horan appeared on the screen to tell Semahj she was the U.S. Women’s National...Continue reading 

Operation Breakthrough Children Helping Others

Abdou With Bags Web

Eight-year-old Makenzie stacks five cans into a tower of green beans and briskly carries it to the veggie shelf in Operation Breakthrough’s food pantry. Mykia, age 9, slits open taped cartons of pancake mix with a door key. Sorting, stacking and stuffing – our students have quickly become expert helpers! As a childcare provider, Operation Breakthrough is exempt from...Continue reading