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Kathrine Mott Joins Let’s Get Ready as Chief Executive Officer

New York, NY (January 6, 2017) — Let’s Get Ready, a nonprofit that provides students from low-income backgrounds with the support they need to attain a college education, today announced the appointment of Kathrine Mott as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 6. Since its founding in 1998, Let’s Get Ready has served nearly 30,000 high school students through the [...]

2017-03-21T15:21:19+00:00 January 6th, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Effective Communication

Effective Communication CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Let’s explore the idea of “effective communication.” Communicating in a university and workplace setting in a way that is efficient and garners respect will help you succeed in all your endeavors. I have found that having the ability to communicate well is connected to a person’s success. I’ve [...]

2017-02-15T21:39:56+00:00 December 30th, 2016|

Linda Kugblenu

Linda Kugblenu graduated from Bates College in 2013 with a double major in Politics and Rhetoric. Against great odds, Linda was one of only 30 chosen out of over 1,000 applicants to work as Business Development Manager for an ed-tech company as well as consult with a Mumbai microfinance company upon graduation. Very recently, [...]

2017-09-26T16:54:56+00:00 November 25th, 2016|

CareerU with Ryan: What Are Soft Skills?

What are Soft Skills? CareerU with Ryan, Volume II Welcome to Volume II of CareerU with Ryan! For this series, my goal is to provide an inside-out perspective on how to be successful both in your career and in life. Each segment of this series will focus on a “soft skill” that will provide an [...]

2017-02-16T18:03:15+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

2017-09-26T16:58:08+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 [...]

2017-09-26T17:05:06+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 [...]

2017-09-26T17:06:04+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|