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Have you heard the good news?

OUR 2017 REALITY CHANGERS WAITLIST HAD MORE APPLICANTS THAN EVER! Recently, 186 students on Reality Changers’ waiting list circled around the block as they hoped to get accepted to the program. With our retention rates higher than ever, there are fewer available spots than ever before, but these low-income youth are

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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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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

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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

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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

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