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    A Miracle

    Ora Collins is a beautiful example of the kind of person Breaking Ground is seeking out to nurture and develop. Read more …

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    APL Spotlight

    Monroe is 25 years old. He is a big, gentle and soft spoken guy with a smile as big as the sun. He has been one of our favorite students at the APL Teaching Factory. Read more …

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    Against Odds

    Terrell Taylor isn’t your typical success story. In fact, some might say that the odds were against him from the beginning. Read more …

Breaking Ground builts affordable single family homes with full unfinished basements.

About Us

Breaking Ground values Compassion, Integrity, Community, Transformation and Sustainability. The quality and character of our Board of Directors leadership and their commitment to our mission is fundamental to our ability to transform lives and communities. We work in partnership with communities…



Breaking Ground’s mission is to seek and develop those who desire to become instruments of lasting change in their community. Breaking Ground works to fulfill this mission by creating educational and employment opportunities. Since 1998, Breaking Ground has seen over 2,400 students come…



Donate to Breaking Ground through Network for Good – a nonprofit organization committed to helping donors support their favorite charities online and to enabling charities to attract resources online.  Founded in 2001 by AOL, Yahoo and Cisco, Network for Good enables giving…

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2011 End of Year Newsletter – Thank You For Your Partnership! 2011 has been a good year for us here at Breaking Ground.  We are excited to share what has happened in each of our programs this year. Development and Construction…

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