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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 [...]

2017-10-03T13:41:13+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 [...]

2017-08-29T13:30:50+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|

11th Annual Gala Recap

Nearly one million dollars raised to help students from low-income circumstances get their college degree As the sun set on the Hudson River, supporters, participants, board and staff members took their seats at The Lighthouse in New York City's Chelsea Piers for Let’s Get Ready’s 11th Annual Gala. The event raised a substantial sum [...]

2017-05-27T13:47:08+00:00 May 26, 2017|

Video: Cinthia Ibarra

For a young adult, learning to overcome one’s fears can seem impossible. Cinthia Ibarra found support from Let’s Get Ready and used it to achieve her lifelong quest to rise above her circumstances and ultimately go to college.   Cinthia’s journey began twelve years ago when she boarded a plane to New York City from her native [...]

2017-05-25T13:25:20+00:00 May 25, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Self-Awareness

Tune in to your surroundings. Throughout Volume II of CareerU, we have discussed how to build a repertoire of soft skills, focusing primarily on aspects that are personal and internal to you. In this piece, we will look outside of ourselves to what is going on around us. Understanding your own actions and how [...]

2017-08-29T13:33:37+00:00 May 17, 2017|

Andrea Magaña

Standing between Andrea Magaña and her college dreams were some extremely tough obstacles. Her family moved to New Rochelle from Mexico after she was born; neither of her parents had gone to college, and finances put private SAT tutors out of the equation. But Andrea understood that secondary education would be key to a prosperous [...]

2017-08-29T13:23:06+00:00 May 11, 2017|

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 11, 2017|