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REALITY CHANGERS transforms lives by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become college graduates.

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Author: Jaime

UCSD & Centro Fox

In July, a new partnership with former President of Mexico Vicente Fox brought 17 students from some of Mexico’s poorest villages to UC San Diego. While there, they joined over 100 Reality Changers students and nearly 300 others at Academic Connections, a three-week residential program where high school students live in college dorms, take college classes, and earn college-level credit. Check...

Volunteer Spotlight – Jillian Dunn

Jillian Dunn volunteers weekly on Thursdays and is a current student at Point Loma Nazarene University. What is your favorite part about volunteering at Reality Changers? My favorite part is working one-on-one with students and seeing them grow from week to week. How has volunteering at Reality Changers impacted your life? Volunteering at Reality Changers has really made me re-appreciate the value of education. I've...

Reality Changers Named Outstanding Non-Profit by San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Reality Changers was recently awarded one of a six prestigious small business awards by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. At the annual San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Awards reception in August, our organization was honored in the “Outstanding Non-Profit” category. The award was presented to Reality Changers for our tireless efforts on behalf of disadvantaged and lower-income...

Reality Changers begins new school year!

Reality Changers was recently named “Outstanding Nonprofit” by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce SAN DIEGO, CA -  August 29, 2016 – Today, Reality Changers celebrates back-to-school season by welcoming its students for the program’s seventeenth school year. In addition to attending school and participating in extracurricular activities, Reality Changers students participate in a weekly comprehensive tutoring program based in City Heights. The...

Complete Reality Changers Survey… Win a Bike!

The Alumni Network wants to improve our services offered to current alumni. To do this, we need to learn more about program alumni and their experiences both in college and in their careers. Alumni who complete this short 15 minute survey by August 25, 2016 will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of the bikes displayed above. We will announce the winner on...

Hip-hop, education and technology: An interview with Common

Education and technology leaders gathered at the ASU GSV Summit April 18-20th, 2016 in San Diego. Reality Changers student Sofonyas Shibre sat on a student panel that interviewed hip hop recording artist Common at ‪#‎ASUGSV2016‬ during his Keynote presentation. In 2000, Common launched his own philanthropic effort, The Common Ground Foundation, whose mission is dedicated to the empowerment and development of disadvantaged youth...

Reality Changers 3rd Annual Job Shadow Week

Over 80 Reality Changers students had the unique opportunity to shadow working professionals in San Diego County. Every year, Reality Changers hosts a Job Shadow Week where students have the opportunity to "shadow" and learn from a working professional for a 1/2 day during their spring breaks. Job Shadow volunteers host students at their workplace and show what it is like...

RC Alum Anthony Lee receives SDSU’s “Quest of the Best” award

Congratulations to Reality Changers College Apps Academy Class of 2013 graduate, Anthony Lee, for being selected as a recipient of the San Diego State University "Quest for the Best" award! The “Quest for the Best” award recognizes outstanding student leaders who have typified and promoted the mission of the university. This Vice Presidential Student Service award is given to SDSU students who...