VOLUN-TELLING THE NEWS: QUARTERLY REPORT

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.

Reality Changers is pleased to welcome Walter Torrence III to the team as our Volunteer Coordinator! He graduated from Sacramento State University and he is finishing his last year at San Diego State University in the Masters of Arts Program – Post Secondary Leadership with a specialization in Student Affairs (PSL-SA). This year, Walter and the Reality Changers team welcomes back returning and new volunteers. Volunteers come to Reality Changers through various avenues including schools, churches, VolunteerMatch, and personal referrals. Students groups from universities across San Diego have dedicated their time to invest in our students’ success.

Students from San Diego State University (SDSU) and University of California San Diego (UCSD) brought a total of 23 student volunteers from Circle K International (Circle K).  Circle K International is an international collegiate service organization and a service leadership program of Kiwanis International. It promotes service, leadership, and fellowship with over 13,000 members (Circle K, 2011).  Point Loma Nazarene University brought 12 motivated volunteers from its Community Ministries and Tutoring, and Mentoring Ministries. UCSD continues to provide support to Reality Changers, lending six helping hands from its Human Development Program. Though small, this bunch has made a mighty impact serving a total of 1,170 hours this quarter.

“I was really impressed with the students from SDSU and UCSD Circle K. A few of them come in multiple times per week which is really awesome. The students from the Human Development Program at UCSD have been a great addition to the team. Their enthusiasm for being involved and passion for the work is contagious. Everything about what they do is really awesome! All the tutors that come in have been really great. Shout out to the College Apps Academy tutors for adding value to our students’ experiences. We are actively seeking more tutors and volunteers, particularly on Mondays for our Solana Beach and City Heights Headquarters.”

– Walter Torrence III

This quarter we want to recognize Jen Keli Bautista, Kevin Wong, and Gio Moreno for their charisma, passion and ability to connect with students. They are positive, extremely flexible, and come early to help students with essays. Jen Keli Bautista is wellrespected by the students and expresses an outstanding level of care for our students. Kevin is a stellar floater between rooms and Gio is highly enthusiastic, and provides great help. We are honored to recognize these volunteer leaders for their outstanding work.

To learn more about giving back to Reality Changers students visit https://RealityChangers.org/Volunteer for details or contact Walter at Walter@RealityChangers.org or 619-516-2222.

Jaime Anderson

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