Welcome to the official launch of the Reality Check Box Interviews! Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sitting down with the visionary mentors and dynamic mentees from the REALITY Check Fellowship to discuss their professional achievements, experiences during the program, and goals for making the world a better place.
REALITY, a program of The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, empowers exceptional people to realize their leadership potential through a unique personal and professional development journey. Grounded in the Jewish charge to repair the world, REALITY is a network of leaders who act on deeply held values to enact positive social change in their communities, the Jewish world and beyond. The program begins with REALITY Israel, which takes Teach For America corps members on a 12-day journey across Israel to help them build their understanding of their own unique leadership, reflect on the role of their identity on their work, recharge their conviction about justice and opportunity, and consider where they want to make their long-term impact in the Teach For America and education reform movement. Corps members leave Israel with new skills, tools and motivation to make meaningful differences in the communities in which they live and work. With REALITY Israel in its fourth year, there are more than 200 members of the REALITY community. In 2012, REALITY launched REALITY Check, a year-long program for 25 REALITY community members to expand upon the themes and approaches from their Israel experience, continue their development as leaders and become the most effective agents for change possible. REALITY Check is a partnership of The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Samberg Family Foundation, Teach for America and Repair the World.
Be sure to check out the first interview with one of these incredible individuals!