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Reality Changers receives virtual grant thanks to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

One of the grant recipients receiving funds is Reality Changers - a tutoring and mentorship program that was established in 2001, to assist low income students.

SAN DIEGO — News 8 has joined The San Diego Foundation and other community partners on the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help raise emergency funds for non-profits and San Diegans impacted by the coronavirus. 

Nearly $11 million dollars has been raised, and close to 60 non-profits so far have received grants.

One of the grant recipients is Reality Changers - a tutoring and mentorship program that was established in 2001, to assist low income students.

Reality Changers serves students from the eight grade throughout college, and helps students prepare for college, improve grades, and well-being.

It is also connecting students through virtual tutoring.

Now through San Diego Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, Reality Changers has received a grant of $75,000, which will help provide resources, and a pathway for college success.

Senior at Madison High, Salvador Bravo will be attending Cal State Berkeley this fall.

Two years ago, he was barely managing to keep a 2.0 grade average. 

He told News 8 he has many distractions at home. As a family of five, it was hard for him to find personal space. 

He said Reality Changers helped him stay focused, have access to a laptop, tutoring, and mentorship. He’s been needing this more than ever during the stay-home-order. 

If you would like more information on Reality Changers and how you can sign-up for virtual tutoring visit: https://realitychangers.org/.

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NEWS 8 knows the power of San Diegans, the power of our community, especially in times of need. Here is how you can help or where to access help. We’re In This Together.

THE SAN DIEGO COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND

News 8 is proud to partner with The San Diego Foundation to raise EMERGENCY FUNDS NOW. 100% of donations will go to organizations helping San Diegans impacted by the COVID-19 ongoing health crisis for: food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, and rent and utility payment support.
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