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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...

National Philanthropy Day

On Tuesday, October 28th the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter hosted the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. This year's luncheon was a celebration of the time, talent, and treasure that contributes to the San Diego community. This year, Reality Changers Class of 2014 graduates Daisy Aguilar (right, University of San Diego `18) and Rosa Olascoaga (left, University of San...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

On Sunday, October 19th, Reality Changers students had the opportunity to meet Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Prior to this special visit, students read her memoir, My Beloved World. Students not only heard Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak, they also had the chance to ask questions. We would like to thank Judge Yvonne Campos for coordinating the "Students 4...

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*...

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...

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...