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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 [...]

2018-02-27T11:57:15+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|

News Corp names Let’s Get Ready as 2018 Philanthropy Partner

News Corp has selected Let’s Get Ready as a 2018 Philanthropy Partner with a multi-year grant; one of only two organizations chosen to receive this honor. News Corp’s investment will help ensure that Let’s Get Ready’s participants who have been historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college. The grant, invested [...]

2018-01-31T14:42:24+00:00 January 31, 2018|

Coaches attend an Early Stage Careers seminar

On January 11, 2018 at PwC’s New York office, college student mentors from Let’s Get Ready’s College Access and College Success programs participated in a Career Intensive conducted by Early Stage Careers, an organization that specializes in helping recent graduates find jobs and internships. The students had all served as Coaches with the non-profit, [...]

2018-01-25T16:53:03+00:00 January 23, 2018|

Let’s Get Ready named “Charity of the week”

The Week, a weekly periodical, featured Let’s Get Ready in its December 22 US edition as the “Charity of the week”. The paper cites a 14% college graduation rate for high school graduates from low-income circumstances. “Let’s Get Ready aims to close the achievement gap by helping [students from low-income backgrounds] and first-generation-to-college students [...]

2018-01-09T18:02:01+00:00 January 9, 2018|

4/23/2018 12th Annual Gala

Tickets and sponsorship packages here. Let’s Get Ready’s annual gala is our signature fundraising event, includes a cocktail reception, dinner, programmatic auction and awards presentation. The evening will feature Let’s Get Ready’s impressive and ambitious participants –high school and college students who are part of a movement of students helping students to and through [...]

2018-03-13T17:58:28+00:00 January 8, 2018|

Vanessa Fass

Every spring and fall for almost a decade, about 50 Somerville High School students received free SAT preparation and college admission counseling from undergraduate volunteers as part of a local Let’s Get Ready program. This chapter, which has now served hundreds of students, was established by Vanessa Fass (née Salazar), a Tufts University graduate. Once [...]

2018-01-25T14:09:27+00:00 December 21, 2017|

1/10/2018 Career Launch (New England)

At our Career Launch event in New England, professionals work directly with students on their resumes, networking and interview skills, and choosing a career path that fits their interests and abilities. Volunteer to mentor our students at the event here. Students who want to attend the event can sign up here. [...]

2017-12-22T13:32:32+00:00 December 13, 2017|

A Let’s Get Ready Signal Vine case study

Let’s Get Ready uses two-way texting to reach out to our students about academic milestones including financial aid deadlines, matriculation tasks, and course registration schedules. Using Signal Vine, we've sent over 700,000 texts, enjoying a high engagement rate of 63 to 74 percent for each program. Read more and download a full Case Study Highlight, featuring [...]

2017-12-21T10:19:17+00:00 December 6, 2017|

#GivingTuesday and Cyber Monday

The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and with it comes some great opportunities to support Let’s Get Ready’s work to make a college degree accessible to every student, no matter their socioeconomic background. November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday, an exciting time when individual contributions can go a long way. Starting at 8am on [...]

2017-11-28T12:16:33+00:00 November 20, 2017|