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Rebeca Lafond

As a child, Rebeca Lafond was aware of the hardships faced by her parents, both Haitian immigrants with limited English proficiency. She figured out early on that going to college would unlock the path to success, and with her family’s encouragement she pursued higher education with a steely resolve. “I watched my parents growing up [...]

2017-08-29T13:43:05+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

Let’s Get Ready Site Director honored by School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia's Education Center hosted its annual Superintendent's Award Ceremony for Outstanding Service last night, honoring, among others, Let’s Get Ready Site Director and Temple University student Emily Jordan. Emily, who has caught the education bug, has been working with students as young as first graders during her time at Temple. [...]

2017-09-26T16:46:54+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Empathy

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. You are going to meet a wide array of people throughout your personal and professional life. With the diversity of people comes many different ways of viewing the world. You will often find the views of others to be in direct conflict with some of your positions and opinions. [...]

2017-04-19T16:35:27+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

Boston Consulting Group hosts Let’s Get Ready

A group of Let’s Get Ready students had the pleasure of an Executive Tour at the Boston Consulting Group's stunning new offices in Manhattan. Staff at the international management firm spoke with the students about the problem-solving nature of consulting. Big thanks to BCG for this invaluable insight into an exciting line of work! Some [...]

2017-08-29T13:49:18+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

An Executive Tour at Facebook New York

On February 1st, 2017, Let’s Get Ready students were treated to an Executive Tour at Facebook's New York offices. Our College Success Program Manager Audrey Davis was on premises, and filled us in: The students were able to tour the entire Facebook office, play with cool gadgets, and have an intimate question and answer [...]

2017-09-26T16:50:11+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Decision Making

Decision Making CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Set a direction. Be deliberate. Don’t look back. Let’s face it: life is full of crossroads, where you have to choose between two, three, or more directions to go in. The question you have to ask yourself is, which direction is correct? Learning how to make sound decisions [...]

2017-03-09T19:36:36+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Dependability

Dependability CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Under promise and over deliver. As you begin to grow in your soft skills development journey, it is important that we make time to discuss the art of dependability. Essentially, the goal here is to communicate what you are going to do, and then go ahead and actually do [...]

2017-03-09T19:12:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Humbled Confidence

CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Have confidence in what you do and the decisions you make. One of the key soft skills to develop is humbled confidence. Confidence is integral to success, but without humility, that confidence easily slips into overconfidence – and from there, leads to arrogance. Developing “humbled confidence” – being both humble [...]

2017-02-16T23:31:33+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

A Message from our CEO

Dear friends, Earlier this month I joined Let’s Get Ready as CEO. Building community has always been central to my work in education, and I was drawn to Let's Get Ready in part because this same emphasis is at the heart of our peer-based model for college access and success. I want to take the [...]

2017-08-29T13:52:53+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|

Career Launch Evening, Boston

Over 80 Let's Get Ready college students and 70 professionals gathered on January 11th for Career Launch Evening! Students worked one on one with volunteers to hone their networking skills and enhance their resumes. The students also had the opportunity to speak with companies throughout Boston about internships and summer jobs! Special thanks to Wellington [...]

2017-02-28T22:23:38+00:00 January 11th, 2017|