Welcoming New Staff

ELLEN MALEY: Intern, Alumni Network Ellen is a recent grad from Point Loma Nazarene University. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish. As someone who is passionate about social justice and education, she was drawn to Reality Changers and their work with first-generation students. She is looking forward to

Read More

What to Look for in a High School Mentoring Program

A high school mentoring program helps develop critical social skills, encourages academic achievement and provides positive, life-enriching experiences for students all across the country. In its own way, the Reality Changers story of helping disadvantaged San Diego students attend and graduate college is a type of mentorship program for high

Read More

Reality Changers to Host The Malin Burnham Awards

San Diego’s Million-Dollar Scholarship Spectacular Reality Changers is set to host The Malin Burnham Awards on Tuesday, May 23, at UCSD’s Price Center Theatre. Named in honor of legendary San Diego philanthropist Malin Burnham, the awards show will honor local luminaries who embody Mr. Burnham’s philosophy of “Community Before Self.” Nominations

Read More

Karina Cardenas

Senior Saturday – Karina Cardenas

Karina Mariela Cardenas attends Patrick Henry High School. She has been accepted to over eight universities, including UC Berkeley, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, SDSU, and UC Santa Barbara. She is interested in studying Criminology or Sociology, and is passionate about working with underserved populations, especially the Latinx community. Karina

Read More

Volunteer Spotlight - Jennifer Coburn

Volunteer Spotlight – Jennifer Coburn

Jennifer attended the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and has volunteered with Reality Changers for one year. She is a tutor on Wednesday night for our College Town program and advises seniors throughout the college application process. Jennifer also lends her expertise to the Reality Changers communications team.  Why did you get involved with

Read More

Alondra Class of 2017

Senior Saturday – Alondra Vazquez

Alondra Vazquez attends Valencia High School in Placentia (Orange County). She has been accepted to UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, CSU Fullerton, CSU San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Hope International University. She scored a 1360 on her SAT and a 27

Read More

Senior Saturday – Melissa Sanchez

Melissa’s nickname is Guerrera (Spanish word for warrior). Her 11th grade English teacher gave it to her, and it stuck. Melissa attends Point Loma High. She has been accepted to Cal Poly Pomona, Chico State, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, SDSU, and UC Merced. Though she is still waiting

Read More

Jerome - Morse HS - Reality Changers

Senior Saturday – Jerome Balancar

Jerome Balancer is a Morse Tiger who can run a mile in under five minutes. He is a self-proclaimed science geek… and proud! As a junior, he was selected to attend COSMOS (The California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science at UC San Diego: a rigorous, four-week residential program for

Read More