first generation college student struggles

Navigating Change: Challenges for First-Generation College Students

College is a time of transition. Many students enter as teens—unsure of themselves and their place on campus—and graduate as adults, ready to take on the world. It’s a transformative time, to say the least. During this journey, first-generation college students often encounter a distinct set of challenges that can impact their academic success and […]

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Where Are They Now: Rosa

When Rosa (‘14) was in middle school, she joined Reality Changers. What she thought would be an opportunity for her and her brother to be the first in their family to attend college morphed into her contributing to the developing infrastructure and transportation of San Diego.  Her story begins in middle school when she initially

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Meet Victoria

When Reality Changers alum Victoria (‘13) was getting ready to begin applying to college she knew that she would need support. Victoria was eager to be the first in her family to attend college, and knew that the best way to achieve this goal was by finding a like-minded community of peers who understood what she was going through.

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