On Sunday, May 22, 2022, about 300 people gathered at UC San Diego @ Park & Market to celebrate Reality Changers’ graduating high school seniors. These 142 students from across San Diego County will be the first in their families to attend college and some are the first in their families to graduate from high …
Since 2001, more than 3,000 students have graduated from Reality Changers. This spring, we’re celebrating an additional 142 graduating high school seniors who will become first-generation college students. But that’s only the beginning. With your help, we can ensure that students currently enrolled in Reality Changers have the resources they need to graduate high school. …
This past fall, I was chosen to be a part of the inaugural Reality Changers Beyond Blending In leadership cohort program, led by Diversity and Inclusion expert and author Wendy Kim. The 3 month program was geared towards women or femme in their final years of college or early in their professional career. The program offered building relationships, gaining communication skills, taking actionable steps towards your goals, and honing leadership competencies.
This Women’s History Month, we’d like to celebrate Wendy Kim of Beyond Blending In. Wendy is a #1 international best-selling author, a professional public speaker, a certified diversity and inclusion trainer, and a Reality Changers volunteer. Wendy is committed to empowering women and people of color to step from behind the shadows to fully own their power and leadership to go beyond blending in and to make a difference in the world.
Have you ever thought about how your life might have gone differently? Is there one pivotal moment in your life that changed everything for you? For Reality Changers graduate Michelle, it was the day she learned that she had been accepted into the program.
“Honestly, if it weren’t for that phone call, if it weren’t for getting into Reality Changers, there are so many opportunities that I wouldn’t have had. I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Michelle joined Reality Changers in 2016 and graduated from Hoover High School in 2020.
Throughout high school, Michelle had an interest in medicine and biology. She joined the Health Academy and took biomedical classes at Hoover. She also participated in community internships at health facilities and even got to do rotations in a hospital.
“I really enjoyed the hospital. I liked how fast-paced it was. You’re always on your feet. You’re always going back and forth between patients. I really enjoyed that.”
Football and baseball phenom Bo Jackson once said, “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” You can channel this energy as you put fundraising strategies to work for your favorite cause. While it might feel like an uphill battle at first, reaching an ambitious fundraising goal is easier than you might …
For as long as Carlos can remember, he’s had one goal.
In kindergarten, on Carlos’s first-ever field trip from Daniel Boone Elementary, Carlos had a chance to visit a fire station. On that day, he realized that he was going to become a firefighter. Since then, everything he has done has been in pursuit of that dream.