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The journey is just the beginning.

The REALITY experience goes far beyond the one-week journey to Israel. It is a lifelong community that offers opportunities for alumni to deepen their leadership, engage with like-minded leaders driving change in the U.S. and Israel, and strengthen their allyship with fellow participants from diverse communities and backgrounds.

Our 3,000+ REALITY alumni are organizing, leading and participating in efforts to drive social change and build equitable and inclusive communities around the world. By tapping into the REALITY network, our alumni gain additional skills, partnerships and resources to support and amplify their impact. 


Of REALITY alumni gain new leadership skills.


Of REALITY alumni implement new ideas in their work inspired by the REALITY experience.


Of REALITY alumni participate in efforts to drive racial equity.

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REALITY alumni build meaningful collaborations within the REALITY community.

Community Offerings

Our participants continue connecting with one another through access to year-long programming and offerings that emphasize learning, leadership and allyship.

Connection Points

We help REALITY alumni stay connected, build new relationships and forge collaborations through events with our regional hubs, cross-network programs, regular newsletters, WhatsApp groups, peer mentoring and affinity group gatherings and open-space programs. 

Global Travel Opportunities

We offer curated experiences to travel with a small cohort of REALITY alumni to places such as United Arab Emirates, Poland, India and Rwanda. Participants explore their shared commitment to global responsibility and justice and learn from Schusterman’s partner organizations that are making positive changes in these places.

Micro Grants

REALITY Micro Grants support alumni initiatives that provide direct relief to communities and people impacted by natural disasters, racism, inequity and more.

Quote from Eboni K. Williams (Storytellers ‘19)

One of my favorite aspects of being part of the REALITY community is that your initial journey to Israel is just the starting point. There are so many opportunities to be a part of this community thereafter including joint collaborative international opportunities that REALITY offers—such as a transformative and life-changing journey to Rwanda.
National Media Leader, Attorney and Author; Host and Executive Producer, Revolt Media and TV


Wesley Hamilton: Empowering and Celebrating People with Disabilities

After a shooting that led to a devastating spinal cord injury at 24, Wesley Hamilton became paralyzed from the waist down. In 2015, he launched Disabled But Not Really (DBNR), nonprofit that provides adaptive health and wellness services for individuals with disabilities. Wesley was featured on two episodes of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” where he talked about his experience with a disability and DBNR’s impact. In this interview, learn journey to becoming an advocate for disability justice and his reflections on how all leaders working toward social change can incorporate disability justice into their work.

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