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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, [...]

2018-01-25T14:11:12+00:00 July 21, 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 [...]

2018-01-25T14:11:51+00:00 July 14, 2017|

Former Let’s Get Ready Coach featured on official NYC alumni site

Recent Queens College graduate, Macauly Honors Program member, and former Let‘s Get Ready volunteer Rebecca Lee has been featured on Alum.nyc, New York City's first official citywide network dedicated to celebrating and supporting public school alumni. As a Freshman at Queens College, Lee provided free SAT tutoring to her peers as a volunteer Let‘s Get Ready [...]

2017-08-29T13:20:21+00:00 June 27, 2017|

Luisanna Villa

For Luisanna Villa, high school was “a stepping stone for bigger and better things.” Her parents had not gone to college, but they instilled an “education first” attitude in their household. During her sophomore year, Luisanna had the realization that she needed to start working towards college. “I was able to go from a [...]

2018-01-25T14:13:35+00:00 June 12, 2017|

Let’s Get Ready Students participate in College Decision Day at the Apollo

On May 11, 10 graduating high school seniors from Let’s Get Ready College Access Program took the stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, for the annual College Decision Day event. They participated alongside 250 peers from 25 local organizations that provide college access services to students from low-income circumstances. The event celebrated [...]

2017-10-30T15:55:27+00:00 June 2, 2017|