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National Philanthropy Day

On Tuesday, October 28th the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Diego Chapter hosted the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. This year’s luncheon was a celebration of the time, talent, and treasure that contributes to the San Diego community. This year, Reality Changers Class of 2014 graduates Daisy Aguilar (right, University

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Volunteer Spotlight – Diana Chagolla

Diana Chagolla Wednesday night tutor College/Alma Mater: San Diego State University Hometown: San Diego, California Favorite… Movie: Grease Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream Food: I’ll eat anything with salsa Sports Team: SDSU Basketball Team Animal: Turtles Dance Move: La Macarena Superhero: Violet from The Incredibles Place in San Diego: Sunset

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

On Sunday, October 19th, Reality Changers students had the opportunity to meet Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Prior to this special visit, students read her memoir, My Beloved World. Students not only heard Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak, they also had the chance to ask questions. We would

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Volunteer Spotlight – Megan Calzia

Megan Calzia Tuesday night tutor College/Alma Mater: Point Loma Nazarene University Hometown: Burney, CA Favorite… Movie: Casablanca Ice Cream: Cookies & Cream Food: PB&J Song: I’ll be seeing you- Jimmy Durante Sports Team: Green Bay Packers Animal: Hippo Dance Move: Thriller Superhero: Spiderman Place in San Diego: Balboa Park Real-Life

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Reality Changers students at Jamie's Joy event in July 2014.

“Jamie’s Joy” 2014 Scholars

The following students have won over $300,000 in scholarships through a partnership between Realty Changers’ Alumni Network, the College Access Foundation of California, and the Federal Employees Scholarship Foundation. Congratulations! Rabiah Almajid Asha Abdirahim Fitia Andriamaniraka Jose Arana Cristian Belmudez Osvaldo Berumen Arath Blanco Kristina Braverman Patricia Buenaflor Jessie Candler

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UCSD’s Academic Connections

This summer, over 80 Reality Changers students earned $3,500 scholarships to participate in UCSD’s Academic Connections, a three-week program where students live on campus and take a real college course. There are over 20 different courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Photo Essay: Seeing

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Visit to “My Girlfriend’s Closet”

Recently, the Reality Changers girls got a chance to go “shopping” with My Girlfriend’s Closet. The students had a great time and walked away with some nice clothes! A very special thank you to our tutors Chelsea, Lisa, and Gloria for helping to transport students to/from Liberty station.

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Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Bocce Ball Fundraiser

On Sunday, March 23rd, the Sunrise Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary Club held their annual Bocce Ball Fundraiser at the Del Mar Horse Park. This year, proceeds benefited Reality Changers and Just in Time Foster Youth. DMSB Rotary supports Reality Changers “because of its remarkable success in helping transform lives,

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College Town Festival

On Sunday, November 3rd, Reality Changers hosted our 2nd Annual College Town Festival at Teralta Park. Around 500 community members + students and their families joined Reality Changers for a special day celebrating college in City Heights. Check out the video recap below! A big THANK YOU to all the

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