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Alumni Network Programming For the 2020-2021 School Year

With many college campuses starting virtually in the fall, the Alumni Network is ready to support students with stronger partnerships, new ways to connect, and events tailored to the online environment. This year the Alumni Network is focusing on strengthening university partnerships and establishing formalized systems of support for incoming

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The Ambassador Program

The Alumni Network College Ambassador Program launched at the start of the 2019-2020 school year on three campuses: San Diego State, CSU San Marcos, and UC San Diego. This program seeks to empower Reality Changers’ program graduates to take on leadership roles as mentors and to help provide incoming students

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Volunteer Spotlight: Matthew Espy

Matthew Espy, pictured on the right, began volunteering with Reality Changers as a Career Mentor with College Town in January 2020. What makes volunteering with Reality Changers meaningful? The ability to share access I have with those who aren’t in a position to normally experience it is important to me.

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Impact Story: Helena Villegas

Helena Villegas joined Reality Changers when she was in the 9th grade. She is now a rising senior and attending Patrick Henry High School. Helena will be transitioning from the College Town program into the College Apps Academy. What initially brought you to Reality Changers?  I come from a lineage

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Why Volunteer?

What comes to mind when you think volunteering? Is it the altruism of those who decide to forfeit their time, energy, and talents to people they may or may not know? Is it an immediate, gut reaction–“I don’t know, not for me”? Or maybe, “I would, but I don’t know

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Student Spotlight: Erika Iglesias

Erika shares how she’s overcoming obstacles in high school and how she’s staying proactive this summer. What obstacles and/or hardships are you overcoming in high school? Throughout high school, some personal obstacles I have had to go through is being able to maintain a good mindset while also trying to

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College Apps Academy’s Scholars’ Celebration Month

At Reality Changers, the Month of May was all about celebrating our College Apps Academy seniors and their future! Although unable to hold an in-person celebration this year, we wanted to acknowledge our students’ hard work. Through the Reality Changers Instagram Stories feature, @realitychangersorg, students’ shared their own stories and

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The Impact of Mentorship

High school is confusing. Those who’ve made it past that landmark on the road of life would surely agree. Coming into one’s own, making the big decisions of who to be and what to stand for would be enough–but on top of it all high school students work after school

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