Anita Roberson recently joined Breakthrough Greater Boston (BTGB) as the founding Boston Site Director.
In her role, Roberson will have broad responsibility for successfully launching the new Boston site, including operations, student recruitment and admissions, teacher hiring and building relationships with the new students, families and partner organizations.
Committed to the belief that “education is the great equalizer,” Roberson has held a variety of posts in which she has worked to ensure that traditionally underserved youth receive a quality education.
In May 2007, Roberson founded Delaware’s first college preparatory charter school for urban children. She served as the Executive Director until the school’s reauthorization in June 2011. Prior to opening the charter school, Roberson served as the Director of Education and the Director of Enrollment for a workforce development agency in Philadelphia, Pa.
Roberson also has corporate leadership experience and is a graduate of Cornell University, where she earned her B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.
Founded in 1992 as Summerbridge Cambridge, BTGB is the only year-round, tuition-free academic program in Cambridge that serves middle and high school students. BTGB will expand its program to a second site in Boston in 2013.