Alumni Network

Guest Blog: Ashley Carbonell

Recently, we shared a blog post about Wendy Kim and her free leadership program for Reality Changers graduates (click here to learn more). One of ...
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Making History: Leadership and Learning for Women of Color

This Women's History Month, we’d like to celebrate Wendy Kim of Beyond Blending In. Wendy is a #1 international best-selling author, a professional public speaker, ...
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Carlos’s Story

Meet Reality Changers alumnus, Carlos. For as long as Carlos can remember, he’s had one goal. In kindergarten, on Carlos’s first-ever field trip from Daniel ...
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Laura, Reality Changers Class of 2014

Laura participated in Reality Changers during the 2013-2014 school year, when she was a senior at Ocean View Christian Academy. After graduating from high school, ...
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Meet Stephanie Palafox, Reality Changers Class of ’14

Stephanie Palafox went to Reality Changers from 8th-12th grade while she attended Mira Mesa High School. She graduated from Reality Changers in 2014, and graduated ...
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Meet Vivien – Part 2

Last week, we shared Part 1 of Vivien’s story. Vivien grew up in City Heights, San Diego, and participated in Reality Changers as a high ...
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Tanya Castellanos: Connected & Resourceful

Tanya Castellanos is a 2019 Reality Changers program graduate. She is currently a sophomore at California State University San Marcos. What are you looking forward ...
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Barbara de Jesus Gomez-Aldrete: Persevering to New Heights

Barbara graduated from Reality Changers in 2016. In 2020 she graduated from UC Merced with a degree Applied Mathematics, emphasis in Engineering. She is currently ...
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DACA Decision: Information and Resources

On June 18, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to continue. We celebrate this, stand in ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Nguyen

Michelle Nguyen, attending the University of California, Irvine just wrapped up her first year in college! Read more on Michelle’s best practices while in college and ...
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What Advice Would You Give Younger Students?

Alyx, Kevin, Erika, and Ashanti share advice for overcoming obstacles in high school. Try your best in everything that you do. And if you succeed? ...
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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Alyx, Kevin, Erika, Ashanti, and Michelle share what they would tell their younger selves. I would tell my younger self to be patient and keep ...
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