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The Council on Best Practices for Ivy League Admission partners with Reality Changers

The Council on Best Practices for Ivy League Admission is proud to announce a new partnership with the San Diego-based Reality Changers scholarship program. All of Reality Changers' current seniors will be granted guaranteed admission to Ivy League schools in the fall of 2014. The exact university to which each student was accepted became determined through a formula that included GPA...

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Bocce Ball Fundraiser

On Sunday, March 23rd, the Sunrise Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary Club held their annual Bocce Ball Fundraiser at the Del Mar Horse Park. This year, proceeds benefited Reality Changers and Just in Time Foster Youth. DMSB Rotary supports Reality Changers “because of its remarkable success in helping transform lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic...

College Town Festival

On Sunday, November 3rd, Reality Changers hosted our 2nd Annual College Town Festival at Teralta Park. Around 500 community members + students and their families joined Reality Changers for a special day celebrating college in City Heights. Check out the video recap below! A big THANK YOU to all the colleges and community organizations that participated! Every student in attendance received a *free*...

PBS’ “The Graduates” features RC Grad

The Graduates is a "two-part, bilingual documentary explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States, offering first-hand perspectives on the barriers they have to overcome in order to make their dreams come true" (itvs.org). The documentary features one of Reality Changers' alumni and current staff member, Eduardo Corona! Reality...

Reality Changers students at 2013 Imagen Awards

Reality Changers students had the unique opportunity to attend the 2013 Imagen Awards on Friday, August 16th. This award ceremony is hosted by the Imagen Foundation, an organization that works to further employment opportunities and positive media images of the Latino community in television and film. Check out some highlights...

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin’s Story

This article by Erin Russell first appeared on the blog Literally, Darling. “So if the resources were here, you’re saying these kids wouldn’t choose gangs?”  “Nahhhh man, nah man – you choose that cause there’s no hope.” “People taking choices like going to college and that’s, like, making a choice—here you ain’t make no choice.  There’s no choice—it’s like you’re waiting for someone...

Building Casas in Baja California

During Memorial Day Weekend, our North County chapter's students & tutors joined forces with 400 other volunteers in Baja California to build homes at the "Come Build Hope" Community Service Project. Together, the group built 18 casas (homes) for families to live in. What an amazing opportunity for our Reality Changers family to help build community for families in Mexico!...

Hundreds of Students. 10 Days. 6 Events.

Thursday Night's 300th Congress - May 30th, 2013 On Thursday, May 30th, Reality Changers celebrated it's 300th Congress which means that we have been meeting for 300 Thursday nights since 2008!  Thursday Night Site Director Cece Villegas gave her very last lesson to her students as she'll be moving on to pursue her graduate education in the fall. We will definitely miss...

America’s Finest – 2013

On Sunday, May 19th, 2013 Reality Changers held it's 13th Annual Scholarship Celebration which recognized 200 seniors who will be going to colleges across the nation. This year, the Class of 2013 earned over $14,000,000 in scholarships! Check out the pictures below for some highlights! America's Finest was made possible by our friends at ESET! Reality Changers presented to Superintendent Bill Kowba his...