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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 [...]

2018-05-10T12:18:46+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 [...]

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