REALITY participants reflect the cultural richness, open-mindedness and spirit of innovation inherent in Israel itself. They are acclaimed, cutting-edge leaders in their field — changemakers, entrepreneurs, founders and innovators with demonstrated abilities to harness their influence and transform their industries, while also having the potential to use their talents to spark positive change in the world.
REALITY journey candidates should represent a wide range of ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and life experiences, bringing their unique perspectives to their work and enriching the REALITY landscape. They should embrace our Core Values and Code of Conduct.
They are between the ages of 25 and 40, represent a wide range of cultural backgrounds and life experiences, and have an interest, but not yet a personal and/or professional connection to Israel. REALITY is an entry point into the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, and we are bringing fresh new voices into the Schusterman network. Therefore, we have asked alumni to refrain from nominating past or present participants of other Schusterman Foundation programs (e.g. ROI Community and Schusterman Fellows). To help us achieve the even greater diversity we’re seeking this year, we have also asked alumni to refrain from nominating anyone who is a partner or sibling of a REALITY alum. Please note that we are actively exploring substantive ways to include partners and siblings in the REALITY community.
Building geographic density enables our community to self organize and collaborate. There is a primary focus on growing our hubs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington, DC and sustaining our hubs in New York City and Los Angeles.