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New England Gala celebrates near-peer mentoring

At the Boston Harbor Hotel, overlooking Massachusetts Bay, Let’s Get Ready’s 7th Annual New England Gala proved an inspiring fundraiser for the organization as well as a moving celebration of its students’ accomplishments. College-going mentors for the organization, most of whom are alumni of its College Access Program, joined board members, donors, partners, and [...]

2017-11-13T16:20:40+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

An Executive Tour at TRL

On October 24, fourteen students and Coaches from Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program were treated to an Executive Tour of the Viacom headquarters in Times Square. The broadcasting corporation, which operates Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, and Paramount Pictures, arranged for the Let’s Get Ready group to attend a taping of immensely popular Total Request [...]

2017-11-03T15:22:28+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

College applicants get a boost at College Launch Day

At two College Launch Day events this October, high school students from Let’s Get Ready's College Access Program met with volunteers to work on their college essays, Common Applications, financial aid forms (the FAFSA), and the college application process in general. For New England participants, the event took place on October 14th at Boston's [...]

2017-11-15T22:31:01+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation grants Let’s Get Ready $1.35 million

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, with a $1.35 million grant, has renewed its support for Let’s Get Ready, a Manhattan-based nonprofit that helps students who are historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college. The grant, invested over three years, will fund an expanded effort to ensure that Let’s Get [...]

2017-10-20T10:39:20+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Yvane Ngassa

As a Let’s Get Ready Access Coach in Lynn, Massachusetts, Yvane Ngassa serves as a role model and mentor for her peers as she instructs them on the SAT. Now a pre-med student at Tufts University, she has overcome major challenges to secure her seat in the classroom, and is showing high school juniors [...]

2017-10-23T13:41:47+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Continuous Self-Improvement

CareerU with Ryan, Volume II by Ryan Marcus We would all love to be the best version of ourselves every day we wake up. But, we’re human: we have bad days, we make mistakes and we have shortcomings that can be huge obstacles in our life. You could choose to ignore your shortcomings and [...]

2017-10-06T16:49:35+00:00 September 27th, 2017|

Eric Cora

“I knew that I’d be at a disadvantage in the college admissions process compared to students from different socioeconomic standings,” Says Eric Cora from the Bronx, New York. “I saw Let’s Get Ready as the tool for leveling the playing field and making me a more competitive applicant to colleges.” Eric learned about Let’s [...]

2017-10-03T13:08:31+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

7th Annual New England Gala

Celebrate our students' achievements at the 7th Annual New England Gala! The evening will feature inspirational speakers, cocktails, dinner, auctions, and more! PURCHASE TICKETS Boston Harbor Hotel Wharf Room 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, Massachusetts RECEPTION: 6:00PM | DINNER: 7:00PM Business Attire Sponsorships starting at $2,500 still available. Please contact Erin McCarthy for more information. [...]

2017-10-20T10:58:51+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Let’s Get Ready supports DREAMers

In solidarity with Let's Get Ready students and their families, and in recognition of the rights of DREAMers across the country, we stand with National Association for College Admission Counseling in opposing the Administration's decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In light of this unjust decision, we reaffirm our stance as [...]

2017-10-20T10:40:13+00:00 September 7th, 2017|