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Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud

College students that volunteer or intern for Let’s Get Ready often report that they end up learning just as much as the peers they are serving. That was the case for Renee Robichaud, who worked as a Site Director for the program in Worcester, Massachusetts. For three years, she led a team of volunteers [...]

2018-07-03T17:28:10+00:00 July 3, 2018|

7/28/2018 – Career Day (Mid-Atlantic) at NYU

Please join us at Career Day, a chance for workforce professionals to help our students shape their future careers. Volunteers will share their experience and field expertise directly with our students, many of whom will be the first in their family to go to college, and let them know the steps they can take to landing their [...]

2018-06-27T12:48:05+00:00 June 27, 2018|

Gideon’s Story

We first published the story of Gideon Aderemi in 2011 on our older website. Please enjoy this refresher, and read ahead for more about where Gideon's college journey has taken him. At the Bronx Academy Leadership High School, Gideon Aderemi was a stellar student. He received top grades in every subject and was named [...]

2018-07-03T14:47:41+00:00 June 26, 2018|

Let’s Get Ready Site Director receives award for service at college graduation

Ariany Pina, who has been serving Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program at UMass Dartmouth, received a Leadership in Fostering Community Award upon her graduation from the university this May. Working as a Success Coach and Success Site Director at the Let’s Get Ready site, she helped underclassmen peers in the surrounding community, most [...]

2018-07-12T13:59:49+00:00 June 15, 2018|

12th Annual Gala Recap

Let’s Get Ready’s 12th Annual Gala on April 23, 2018, held at Pier Sixty in New York City, highlighted students who are getting into and through college with the organization’s support, as well as dynamic honorees from the world of media and sports who are first-generation-to-college students themselves. The event raised over $950,000 to [...]

2018-06-15T13:04:45+00:00 May 10, 2018|

Video: Mariama’s Story

“We had two choices: let everything go, or fight. Mariama showed me that we needed to fight." Mariama has faced many obstacles, including the deportation of her father, to get into and thrive at Georgetown University. As a high school student, she received free SAT prep and college mentoring from Let’s Get Ready, [...]

2018-04-30T14:26:29+00:00 April 24, 2018|

Welcome our New England Executive Director!

Let’s Get Ready welcomes Allison Caffrey as executive director for New England, overseeing programs for students at locations from Central Maine to Rhode Island. She will be based in the organization’s Boston office and will support staff and partners across the region. She begins on April 23. Caffrey is experienced in the nonprofit and [...]

2018-04-22T13:55:01+00:00 April 22, 2018|

College students sharpen their job skills at Career Launch

On March 15 at NYU’s Silver Center, 30 college students working with Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program met with employees from a variety of companies and roles for a Career Launch event. The students are alumni of Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Program, which provides free SAT prep and college admissions guidance to [...]

2018-04-03T17:54:03+00:00 April 3, 2018|

Divine Williams

At the age of five, Divine Williams already had his college picked out. “My mother and father would take me to the Waverly Diner on 6th Avenue in Manhattan,” he recalls. “Afterwards, we would go to Washington Square Park, where I became infatuated with the talent of NYU students.” He remembers seeing the students [...]

2018-07-03T14:55:02+00:00 February 27, 2018|

3/15/2018 Career Launch (Mid-Atlantic)

At our Career Launch event, volunteers will offer our students insight and advice on their fields, steps that they can immediately take, networking skills, resumes, and much more. Those interested should apply below – and spread the word! To volunteer, sign up here. Details: March 15, 2018 NYU, Silver Center 31 Washington Place New York, [...]

2018-02-27T11:25:24+00:00 February 25, 2018|