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Author: Jaime

La Jolla Half Marathon

A favorite service project among Reality Changers students is passing out water at the local races. Students love it so much that even waking up and meeting at our headquarters at 5:00am does not scare them away. This was the third year Reality Changers hosted our own water station at the La Jolla Half Marathon (Sunday, April 28th) and we...

Prom Dress Day

Prom season is around the corner and for the second year in a row Reality Changers was able to gift over 60 designer gowns to our students. We all know how the expenses start piling up during senior year of high school so it was quite exciting for us to be able to provide these dresses as one less thing to...

NBC San Diego Tour

Two Reality Changers 9th grade students, Charles (Hoover H.S.) and Aylin (Point Loma H.S.), visited NBC San Diego last week. Both students are interested in journalism and saw firsthand the process of developing stories, asked insightful questions, and even witnessed the live taping of the news! Education Reporter Rory Devine shared with the students that she did a story about a...

Baking Cookies at the Ronald McDonald House

On Saturday, April 13th, Reality Changers students baked cookies to bring some cheer to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House next to Rady Children's Hospital. For most of the students who participated, it was their first time following a recipe and making cookies completely from scratch. The students were responsible for the cookies from start to finish: measuring out and...

Politifest 2012 – Junior Idea Tournament Entries

Rosa Olascoaga: My concern is that City Heights does not have everything that it needs to serve the community. Something that would really benefit City Heights is a skate park for the skaters in the neighborhood. Building a skate park would benefit the people in the community because skaters would feel like they have a safe space to go to instead...

Tough guy’s ‘Reality’ check has big payoff

This article featuring Eduardo Corona, Reality Changers' Wednesday Night Site Director, was written by Karla Peterson and featured on the San Diego Union Tribune. A lot of people thought Eduardo Corona would be dead by now. And if not dead, certainly in jail. And if not in jail yet, surely on his way. For awhile, one of those people was Eduardo Corona. But...

Featured Student – Michael Gaulden

Ever since I can remember, I have been a slave of the world. I have been whipped and punished every time a glimmer of light shone through my horizons. Why? Because from June 1998 through July 2009, my family was oppressed by homelessness. I've slept next to the people that you see aimlessly wandering the city and I've ate beside the...

Featured Student – Jesse Sanchez

If I could change one thing about my community, I would increase the number of programs available to youth in order to help motivate them and guide them towards holding themselves to a higher standard and aspiring towards a college degree. Growing up in an environment that lacked motivational guidance made it difficult for me to succeed academically. My mother was...

Featured Student – Kasim Hussein

I should be a child soldier right now. I could have been owned by someone. I would have been forced to fight other children just to spare my life. I would have never been to the United States, gone to school, and learned English. I could have just given up, but ever since my birth at 30,000 feet above the...