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A Bittersweet Farewell & Welcome

The Alumni Network relies on talented individuals to support the growing number of program alumni. This month, we feature our former intern Ellen Maley and current Alumni Network Associate, Frank Castro. Both of these individuals have added value to the Network through their diligent work and contributions. This winter Reality

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6th Annual Job Shadow Week Recap

“This experience boosted my confidence!” (Angel, 11th grader) Our 6th Annual Job Shadow Week kicked off on Monday, March 26, 2018. Students from 8th to 12th grade visited 18 different hosts across San Diego County. These companies included: SeaWorld J. Craig Venter Institute Planned Parenthood KPBS Telecommunications Department of Justice

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Helping Reality Changers to Rise and Grind: Daymond John Fundraising Event Raises Scholarship Money for Inner-City Youth

Reality Changers usually relies on traditional philanthropy to support its programs but a recent event broke the mold, as some serious star power helped raise money for the college access and success program. Shark Tank TV star and New York Times bestselling author Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, headlined a

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Community Service, Monthly Report, January Issue

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After a long-awaited break, we are back in the swing of community service weekends! Since the start of the academic year, students have accumulated a total of 1,427 hours. This month, hours were completed in partnership with

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We Stand With You: DACA Resources

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the Trump administration, announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While this news has left many of us distraught, we want to let our undocumented community we stand in solidarity with you. Reality

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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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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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