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SHS for LGR: Class of ’66

The Scarsdale High School Class of 1966 is pleased to announce that it has established the “Eric Rothschild College Assistance Fund” at Let’s Get Ready to honor beloved Social Studies teacher Mr. Rothschild and his tremendous contributions to Scarsdale, Scarsdale High School and its students, and the overall educational community. By donating to the Eric [...]

2017-02-15T19:07:34+00:00 October 21st, 2016|

Video: Students Helping Students Getting to and Through College!

Migueyli Rivera and Sarah Alexander, students at Columbia University and Emerson College respectively, are alumni of Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Program and are now serving as Site Directors. In this video, they tell us about how the program contributed to their success, and why they’ve decided to pitch in. We also get to meet some [...]

2017-02-28T18:21:51+00:00 October 17th, 2016|

Video: Carlos’ Story

via Youtube, video by Ogilvy & Mather Transliteration of “Carlos Tifa”, published in El Diario on April 28, 2015. Carlos Tifa, a young Puerto Rican-Dominican from the Bronx, decided to take action when he found out that his high school would not prepare him to get into college. In his search for SAT help [...]

2017-05-25T14:01:25+00:00 April 28th, 2016|

The True Meaning of “Students Helping Students”

by Betty Monsanto I remember sitting in my freshmen dorm room watching my parents leave. An overwhelming feeling of anxiety came over me as I analyzed my new surroundings. I had worked incredibly hard in both my preparation for the SATs and research on college admissions. Alone, I had tackled the unfamiliar topics of financial [...]

2017-03-21T15:25:03+00:00 March 29th, 2016|

A Coach Goes Above and Beyond

by James Benedict Last summer I joined Let’s Get Ready as a Math Coach at the Lowell, Massachusetts site. I got involved through the Raytheon Internship Program and am extremely happy that I decided to take part in the program.  I have seen first-hand that these students are talented and motivated to do well. At [...]

2017-02-15T19:13:58+00:00 August 18th, 2015|

Video: Amrika’s Story

Amrika is the epitome of determination. Proud to be a building super's daughter, she knew getting an education was crucial to changing her life. She tells a moving story about growing up in Washington Heights and now attending the prestigious Hamilton College. Update, Spring 2016: Lets Get Ready alum Amrika Sieunarine graduated from Hamilton [...]

2017-05-25T15:07:38+00:00 April 15th, 2015|

New Paltz students providing free SAT prep through Let’s Get Ready program

From the New Paltz News: A partnership between SUNY New Paltz and the Newburgh School District through Let’s Get Ready, a nonprofit organization that supports underprivileged high school students, is making free SAT and college preparation programming available to local high school students. “The Let’s Get Ready program is valuable for everyone involved,” said Michael [...]

2017-02-15T19:01:28+00:00 April 13th, 2015|

Building Social Capital with Meaningful Impact

by Joan Walsh If you’re like me, you want to do volunteer work, but you don’t have the time or the connections to research the type of opportunities where you can do the most good. What makes me different is that my daughter works for Let’s Get Ready, so I started out attending Let’ Get [...]

2017-02-28T22:32:34+00:00 February 25th, 2015|

Let’s Get Ready Hosts “Join The Movement” Benefit

From the New England Real Estate Journal: Boston, MA Let's Get Ready, a groundbreaking organization that has provided free SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and other support services for over 22,000 lower-income high school students, hosted their 4th annual New England "Join the Movement" Benefit on October 8 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. In addition to [...]

2017-02-15T18:34:30+00:00 October 16th, 2014|