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Volunteers Connect Virtually

As the world changed overnight, Reality Changers responded quickly, moving all programs and student support to virtual platforms. In the middle of this, volunteers stepped up, filling in and adding additional help where staff capacity reached its max. Through online tutoring and accountability partnerships volunteers continue to support Reality Changers’

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Welcome 8th Graders!

In late April, College Town welcomed 19 new students, all 8th graders from Memorial Preparatory and Wilson Middle School. As the newest additions to our Reality Changers family, we want to introduce them to you and what they will be working on in the next few months.  From Wilson Middle

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College Town Virtual Speech Night

On Wednesday, April 29th, College Town gathered for Speech Night–virtually. What usually occurs in the warmth of our physical program space moved to a virtual platform. Even in the strangeness of moving such a special event online, it opened the opportunity to widen the audience, engage in new ways, and

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Impact Story: Whitnie Szutu

Whitnie Szutu has been a volunteer tutoring students in the College Town program with Reality Changers for nearly a year and a half. What is the biggest challenge your students are facing due to the impacts of COVID-19? I think the biggest challenge that my students are facing right now

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Impact Story: Ananely Alonso

Ananely Alonso joined Reality Changers in the 11th grade and is going to be a rising senior in high school. She is currently receiving support from our College Town program. What is one way Reality Changers has supported you during this global pandemic?  During this pandemic I have been given

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Impact Story: Martin Bolteada

Martin Bolteada is the father of Carla Bolteada. Carla is in the 11th grade and is currently receiving support from our College Town program at Reality Changers. What was your life like before your child joined Reality Changers and how has it changed?  For me, it was an obstacle to

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Impact Story: Alexandra & Samantha Beas Mora

Alexandra and Samantha Beas Mora are twins and joined Reality Changers in the 12th grade. They are both currently receiving support from the College Apps Academy program. What is one way Reality Changers has supported you during this global pandemic?  Alexa: Reality Changers has motivated me to continue pursuing my

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Impact Story: Paola Romero

Paola Romero joined Reality Changers when she was in the 12th grade and graduted from high school in 2016. Paola is currently attending San Diego State University and plans to graduate this year. She is currently receiving support from our Alumni Network program. What was your life like before joining

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Impact Story: Valeria Rodriguez

Valeria Rodriguez joined Reality Changers when she was in the 12th grade. She is currently attending Orange Coast College and receives support from the Alumni Network program. What was your life like before joining Reality Changers?  Before Reality Changers, I didn’t have anyone to turn to when I had a

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