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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 17, 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 27, 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 [...]

2017-12-21T10:20:07+00:00 September 19, 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 13, 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 7, 2017|

Snapshots of Transition Day

Incoming college freshmen from Let's Get Ready's programs throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England 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 [...]

2017-10-03T13:18:20+00:00 August 22, 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 [...]

2017-10-03T13:24:55+00:00 August 7, 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 [...]

2017-10-03T13:26:21+00:00 July 25, 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, [...]

2017-10-03T13:27:47+00:00 July 21, 2017|