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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 [...]

2017-09-19T12:38:23+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. [...]

2017-09-13T17:38:59+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 [...]

2017-09-07T16:31:24+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

Snapshots of Transition Day

Incoming college freshmen from Let's Get Ready's programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic recently gathered for several Transition Day events where they attended workshops, panels, and activities to help them prepare for their first semester on campus. They were also rewarded with dorm supplied from Grad Bag, an organization that reclaims and repurposes lightly used essentials [...]

2017-09-20T15:21:38+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|

Notes from a Coach: Alison Simons

The success of students that pass through Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Programs is well-documented, but our Coaches also gain from being peer-to-peer mentors. Alison Simon, an Access Coach at Barnard College, recently wrote in with some notes about her experiences: After tutoring several different subjects throughout high school, I arrived at college eager [...]

2017-08-29T13:03:51+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

Grad Bag giveaway for Let’s Get Ready Students in Bronxville

Grad Bag, a Let’s Get Ready partner organization that collects, cleans, and sorts lightly used dorm supplies for reuse by incoming students, just held its first giveaway of the season at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York. The group of nearly 100 students chose from a selection of storage containers, bedsheets, furniture, and cushions [...]

2017-08-29T13:06:27+00:00 July 25th, 2017|

Haby Gadio

Haby Gadio, a student and Let’s Get Ready Site Director at Barnard College, is a natural leader and high-achiever, with her eyes set on a career in helping others as part of a nonprofit or governmental organization. “I hope to make a positive impact in my community and on a global scale,” she asserts, [...]

2017-08-29T13:07:40+00:00 July 21st, 2017|

Tanvir Shahjahan

Tanvir Shahjahan is fundamentally devoted to the concept of education. At Colby College in Waterville, Maine, he majors in biology while triple-minoring in neuroscience, sociology, and managerial economics. “As stereotypical as it sounds, I am really trying to figure out what makes me happy,” he says. A proactive approach to shaping the future is [...]

2017-08-29T13:10:47+00:00 July 14th, 2017|