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Breakthrough FamilyPlex

Breakthrough FamilyPlex The Breakthrough FamilyPlex Community Center is here to support, empower and inspire the families & children of East Garfield Park, Chicago.

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03/17/2022

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To celebrate the McDonald's All American Games' return to Chicago, McDonald's is popping up at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex on Saturday, March 26, 12-5 p.m. Join us for free food, giveaways, and fun for all ages!

Yesterday we launched our first Rock Climbing program! Thank you to the staff members at First Ascent Humboldt Park for ...
03/15/2022

Yesterday we launched our first Rock Climbing program! Thank you to the staff members at First Ascent Humboldt Park for this wonderful experience and opportunity as we look to continue to grow our Sports and Fitness Programs.

P.S if you have any questions about our sports program at Breakthrough or would like to get involved, feel free to contact DeAngelo Johnson @ [email protected]

UPDATE: due to conflicting high school programming this term, TIKTOKS + T-SHIRTS GRAPHICS CLASS IS NOW BEING OFFERED FOR...
02/16/2022

UPDATE: due to conflicting high school programming this term, TIKTOKS + T-SHIRTS GRAPHICS CLASS IS NOW BEING OFFERED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS STARTING MARCH 3!

The students will learn to use TikTok and graphic design software to make fun creative projects for the digital space and the physical space– in the end, they will have make their own stickers and tees they'll get to keep.

There are only 12 slots available! Register here:
https://breakthrough.org/winter-programs-2022

Teen Night resumes TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. Meet us for a good time to kick off our winter session! We can't wait to see you...
01/20/2022

Teen Night resumes TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. Meet us for a good time to kick off our winter session! We can't wait to see you!

12/17/2021

Fun programs for youth coming this winter 2022!
breakthrough.org/winter-programs-2022

Fun programs for youth coming this winter 2022!breakthrough.org/winter-programs-2022
12/16/2021

Fun programs for youth coming this winter 2022!
breakthrough.org/winter-programs-2022

12/08/2021
Massive shoutout to all the runners and volunteers who participated and finished the Lawndale 5k! It’s incredible to see...
10/02/2021

Massive shoutout to all the runners and volunteers who participated and finished the Lawndale 5k! It’s incredible to see our runners improve weekly through training and hard work!

Check out these wonderful highlights from our K-4TH Soccer Skills Training group. Not only do youths improve their skill...
09/28/2021

Check out these wonderful highlights from our K-4TH Soccer Skills Training group. Not only do youths improve their skills and understand the game of soccer, but they also have tons of fun!!

If you want to know more about our K-4TH Soccer program or any other sports we offer, please contact DeAngelo for more information.
[email protected]

Thank you, Live Grit, for a wonderful and memorable summer of Triathlon Club. Congrats to all the youth who participated...
09/15/2021

Thank you, Live Grit, for a wonderful and memorable summer of Triathlon Club. Congrats to all the youth who participated!

Breakthrough is hosting a weekly TEEN NIGHT at the FamilyPlex.  Local high school students, come check it out!  Begins t...
09/07/2021

Breakthrough is hosting a weekly TEEN NIGHT at the FamilyPlex. Local high school students, come check it out! Begins this Thursday!

09/01/2021
Fall Registration BYN

Fall youth program registration is open! Register here: breakthrough.org/fall-programs-2021

Sign up for our amazing classes....

09/01/2021
Fall Registration BYN

Fall youth program registration is open! Register here: breakthrough.org/fall-programs-2021

Sign up for our amazing classes....

Photos from Breakthrough FamilyPlex's post
08/06/2021

Photos from Breakthrough FamilyPlex's post

Shoutout to all the girls for coming up to play at HomeCourt. Outstanding talent and skills are being displayed on the c...
08/06/2021

Shoutout to all the girls for coming up to play at HomeCourt. Outstanding talent and skills are being displayed on the court tonight!

Last night our boy's mentoring group had the opportunity to visit the restaurant the hidden goat, located in the west lo...
08/05/2021

Last night our boy's mentoring group had the opportunity to visit the restaurant the hidden goat, located in the west loop. The staff members provided terrific service, great food, and the boys were able to meet many of the chefs and asked them questions. Thank you again for the wonderful experience!

Shout out to Myekel Kendrick and Joshua Gwin for leading our k-1st group during Saturday’s skills training. Also, thank ...
08/03/2021

Shout out to Myekel Kendrick and Joshua Gwin for leading our k-1st group during Saturday’s skills training. Also, thank you to Cheryl McGee for the awesome T-shirts!

We are so grateful to F3 Group (Faith, Fitness, Fellowship) for putting on an amazing and FUN field day for the kids at ...
08/02/2021

We are so grateful to F3 Group (Faith, Fitness, Fellowship) for putting on an amazing and FUN field day for the kids at Summer Studies.

Students got to play soccer, dodgeball, basketball, and even try their hand at some obstacle courses and water balloon toss. The team also cooked hot dogs and brought some ice cream for the kiddos.

We had a blast!

We are having so much fun at Summer Studies! Students in grades 1-8 have been learning, playing, going on field trips, v...
07/16/2021

We are having so much fun at Summer Studies! Students in grades 1-8 have been learning, playing, going on field trips, visiting the park, and our favorite — having weekly class competitions. The competition is fierce, but the players are up to the challenge! #bestsummerever

Breakthrough Beginners celebrated the achievements & individuality of our youngest scholars yesterday. 💛
06/26/2021

Breakthrough Beginners celebrated the achievements & individuality of our youngest scholars yesterday. 💛

HOMECOURT IS BACK! We are excited to announce that HomeCourt will be taking place this summer at Carroll & St. Louis. Jo...
06/23/2021
HomeCourt+ – Breakthrough Summer Event Series

HOMECOURT IS BACK!

We are excited to announce that HomeCourt will be taking place this summer at Carroll & St. Louis. Join us every Friday at 4pm starting July 9th - August 27 for basketball competitions, music, games, and activities for all ages.

Also, we will be revealing a new court at Garfield Park Lagoon mid-summer!

Check out the link to register for HomeCourt and other summer programs we will be offering.

Contact DeAngelo Johnson if you have any questions:
[email protected]

Homecourt summer series — Growing community spirit through fun and engaging summer activities for all ages

We are excited to offer our summer sports programs! Please pre-register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLS...
06/08/2021
Sports and Fitness Summer 2021 Registration

We are excited to offer our summer sports programs! Please pre-register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei3TT1gLMgtMR1GW8B_sDxVvgPY9ECeCswX2B7IZqEW6UaKw/viewform

Sports & Fitness Academy is following all youth & covid guidelines.

Email DeAngelo if you have any questions: [email protected]

Summer sports will start the week of July 5th - August 30th! Please look out for an email confirming your child(ren) spot in the program(s). Please complete more than one form if registering multiple children.

Local residents- does your dog need some obedience training?  The Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting free classes at the Fa...
05/12/2021
Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Canine Kindness Academy

Local residents- does your dog need some obedience training? The Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting free classes at the FamilyPlex on Saturday afternoons. Follow the link to apply.
https://anticruelty.org/nutrish

Promoting kindness for all through our relationship with pets. The Anti-Cruelty Society is partnering with Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® to bring the Canine Kindness Academy to your community! This exciting new program is designed for young adults ages 18-25. Classes take place at Breakthrough Familyplex...

Another great turnout for high school open gym! This week we will like to highlight Marshawn Winston for sportsmanship o...
05/12/2021

Another great turnout for high school open gym! This week we will like to highlight Marshawn Winston for sportsmanship of the night, Jarvius for playmaker, and Charlie Harris for rim protector, congrats!

Also, congrats to Avery, Charlie, Bett, Kenneth, and Juvon for winning 9 games!

Reminder: high school open gym is every Tuesday night, shooting clinic @6pm and open gym @6:30.

Another great turnout for high school open gym! This week we will like to highlight Marje Windfield (Northlawndale) and ...
05/05/2021

Another great turnout for high school open gym! This week we will like to highlight Marje Windfield (Northlawndale) and Dejion Dudley for playmaker of the night, Taijuan Bloomingberg (Collins)and Freddie Golden(Northlawndale); for Lock-in-shooter of the night, and Juvon Crawford (Westinghouse) for All-around player of the night, congrats!

p.s: high school open gym is every Tuesday night, shooting clinic @6pm and open gym @6:30.

04/28/2021

Tonight's open gym was a successful turnout! We will like to take a brief moment to highlight a few player awards: Kier Jordan (Westinghouse) for Defensive player of the night, Charlie Harris (Northlawndale) leadership award, and Marquis Williams (Marshall) playmaker of the night.

04/27/2021

ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL HOOPERS! Open gym will be tonight at the FamilyPlex from 6:30 - 8 pm.

04/14/2021

We still have spots open for our spring Lacrosse program! This program is for 4th-8th graders who are interested in learning more about Lacrosse. This program will be on Saturdays from 12-1pm.

Please email Rashada Anderson to register your child:
[email protected]

04/09/2021
Breakthrough Trunk Party Application

Garfield Park High School Seniors! Are you headed off to college in the fall? If so, it's time to apply for the 4th annual TRUNK PARTY at Breakthrough. Follow the link to apply. We will be accepting 60 youth and will prioritize Garfield Park residents.

https://breakthrough.org/trunk-party-application

Please complete this form to APPLY to the Breakthrough Trunk Party which will be hosted on Aug 7th

Local 14 and 15 year old youth:  Join Breakthrough for a virtual summer program to earn $450!  Follow the link below to ...
03/31/2021
One Summer Chicago

Local 14 and 15 year old youth: Join Breakthrough for a virtual summer program to earn $450! Follow the link below to apply and choose Breakthrough Chicagobility (which is a Department of Youth and Family Services Program). The focus of the program will be youth activism and financial literacy.
www.onesummerchicago.org

One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 30,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24.

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3219 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL
60624

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 10pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

Telephone

(872) 444-8206

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The winter session of Teen Night kicks off tonight at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex! View flyer for details.
After 18 years at Breakthrough, Marcie Curry is transitioning to a new opportunity and joining her husband, Bill, in Southwest Florida. All are invited to join us for a send-off celebration this Thursday, Jan. 20, 12:30-2 p.m., at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. Light refreshments will be served & masks are required.
Today begins our "Toys 4 Pints" toy drive! Come in to either of our locations now through Thursday night and we'll give you pour of any of our house beers in exchange for any unopened toy! All toys will be donated to the Breakthrough FamilyPlex who partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity. As we like to say around here; it tastes good to do good!
Don't forget to stop by for a free COVID-19 vaccination event at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex this Wednesday, December 8, 4-6 p.m. Two-dose Pfizer and one-dose Johnson & Johnson will be available, as well as boosters.
The Breakthrough FamilyPlex is ready for the holiday season! Thank you to committed volunteer Katie Perkins, her family, and colleagues from Sanofi Genzyme for decorating the facility.
The Breakthrough FamilyPlex is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event on Wednesday, December 8, 4-6 p.m. Two-dose Pfizer and one-dose Johnson & Johnson will be available, as well as boosters. View flyer for more details.
Last weekend, Grace Chicago Church hosted a service at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex and prepared meals for the Men's and Women's Center for this Thanksgiving week. Thank you for supporting our mission!
SPREAD THE WORD: The Breakthrough FamilyPlex is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event tomorrow, November 17, 4-7 p.m. in partnership with Cook County Health. Boosters will also be available. View the flyer below or visit myshotcookcounty.com for details.
We are proud to partner with BUILD Chicago, Breakthrough FamilyPlex, and New Life Centers to build a new community-led model of restorative justice that heals harm in our communities while meeting the legal and social needs of youth under 25 on the west side of Chicago. We call our movement Justice Rising: Project 77 because our vision is to develop this from the ground up across all 77 communities in Chicago (https://lclc.net/justice-rising-project-77). Check out Justice Rising: Project 77 and hit us up if you want to support us or get involved. https://youtu.be/dlqgEiTzrlY
Volunteer Night is coming up! Join us on Monday, Nov. 8, from 7-8 p.m. with an optional dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. Hear from our team, tour facilities, and learn about volunteering at Breakthrough. RSVP: http://ow.ly/FZY950GH7uy http://ow.ly/iFGU50GH7uw
Join Breakthrough and the Multi-faith Veterans Initiative in celebrating and honoring veterans this Sunday, November 7, at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. View flyer for details.
After 21 years at Breakthrough, Chief Program Officer Bill Curry has accepted an opportunity in Southwest Florida. All are invited to join us for a send-off celebration on Nov. 3, 4:30-6 p.m., at the Breakthrough FamilyPlex. Light refreshments will be served & masks are required.