Volunteer Spotlight – Luis Meraz

Wednesday night tutor College/Alma Mater: UCSD Hometown: San Diego, California Favorite… Movie: Iron Man Ice Cream: Vanilla Food: Surf and turf burrito Song: Rather Be Animal: Husky Sports Team: San Francisco 49ers Dance move: Lean back Superhero: Iron Man Place in San Diego: Point Loma Real-Life Hero: Mother Favorite High

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Volunteer Spotlight – Marlene Brito

Wednesday night tutor College/Alma Mater: Northeastern IL Univ, B.S. Biology SIO/UCSD Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Favorite… Movie: Cloud Atlas Ice Cream: Rainbow sherbert Food: Enchiladas Song: Latinoamerica by Calle 13 Animal: Wolf Superhero: Rogue from X-Men Place in San Diego: Pacific Ocean Real-Life Hero: Emiliano Zapata Favorite High School Memory: International

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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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