College Apps Expansion Helps Reality Changers Mentor Students in Orange County

Since its inception, Reality Changers has provided college prep mentoring for underserved San Diego youth. These essential services – including tutoring programs, summer leadership camps, community service, academic counseling and much more – have primarily centered around the city of San Diego and surrounding communities in San Diego County. Recently,

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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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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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Centro Fox - Academic Connections

UCSD & Centro Fox

In July, a new partnership with former President of Mexico Vicente Fox brought 17 students from some of Mexico’s poorest villages to UC San Diego. While there, they joined over 100 Reality Changers students and nearly 300 others at Academic Connections, a three-week residential program where high school students live

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Reality Changers 3rd Annual Job Shadow Week

Over 80 Reality Changers students had the unique opportunity to shadow working professionals in San Diego County. Every year, Reality Changers hosts a Job Shadow Week where students have the opportunity to “shadow” and learn from a working professional for a 1/2 day during their spring breaks. Job Shadow volunteers

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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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Hundreds of Students. 10 Days. 6 Events.

Thursday Night’s 300th Congress – May 30th, 2013 On Thursday, May 30th, Reality Changers celebrated it’s 300th Congress which means that we have been meeting for 300 Thursday nights since 2008!  Thursday Night Site Director Cece Villegas gave her very last lesson to her students as she’ll be moving on to

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Prom Dress Day

Prom season is around the corner and for the second year in a row Reality Changers was able to gift over 60 designer gowns to our students. We all know how the expenses start piling up during senior year of high school so it was quite exciting for us to

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