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2017 Academic Connections

This month, we sent over 100 students to UCSD’s Academic Connections for the third year in a row! Each of the 9th thru 11th graders (pictured above) received a $4,300 scholarship to attend this three-week program where they all earned college-level credit! Thanks to all of our supporters who made

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Reality Changers Students Featured in Prego Commercial!

Prego brought together a group of sixteen first-generation college-bound Reality Changers students for a family dinner where they could share their stories, struggles, successes and dreams. In partnership with our organization, Prego helped our students discover a new family that can provide support, alleviate anxiety of the unknown college experience,

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Heading to Harvard!

Jordan Harrison, Reality Changers’ Director of College Town, is one of five Reality Changers employees who have recently gone off to grad school.  Jordan has been accepted to the Harvard Graduate School of Education on a full-ride scholarship.  And while it’s never a good time to lose Jordan’s leadership, it’s

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

BLANCA HERNANDEZ: UC Santa Cruz C/O 2011 Blanca graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2011, earning her Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology. She is currently on track to enroll in graduate school for Public Health in Germany. What was the biggest challenge you faced when transitioning from high school classes

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How to Apply For College

While there isn’t a definitive “How to Apply for College” user’s manual, there are certain resources in place – including scholarships, mentoring programs and other tools – that will help in your quest to achieve the dream of a post-high school education. Reality Changers is an advocate for disadvantaged youth

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