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A Let’s Get Ready Signal Vine case study

Let’s Get Ready uses two-way texting to reach out to our students about academic milestones including financial aid deadlines, matriculation tasks, and course registration schedules. Using Signal Vine, we've sent over 700,000 texts, enjoying a high engagement rate of 63 to 74 percent for each program. Read more and download a full Case Study Highlight, featuring [...]

2017-12-06T11:52:54+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

#GivingTuesday and Cyber Monday

The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, and with it comes some great opportunities to support Let’s Get Ready’s work to make a college degree accessible to every student, no matter their socioeconomic background. November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday, an exciting time when individual contributions can go a long way. Starting at 8am on [...]

2017-11-28T12:16:33+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

New England Gala celebrates near-peer mentoring

At the Boston Harbor Hotel, overlooking Massachusetts Bay, Let’s Get Ready’s 7th Annual New England Gala proved an inspiring fundraiser for the organization as well as a moving celebration of its students’ accomplishments. College-going mentors for the organization, most of whom are alumni of its College Access Program, joined board members, donors, partners, and [...]

2017-11-13T16:20:40+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

An Executive Tour at TRL

On October 24, fourteen students and Coaches from Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program were treated to an Executive Tour of the Viacom headquarters in Times Square. The broadcasting corporation, which operates Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, and Paramount Pictures, arranged for the Let’s Get Ready group to attend a taping of immensely popular Total Request [...]

2017-11-03T15:22:28+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

College applicants get a boost at College Launch Day

At two College Launch Day events this October, high school students from Let’s Get Ready's College Access Program met with volunteers to work on their college essays, Common Applications, financial aid forms (the FAFSA), and the college application process in general. For New England participants, the event took place on October 14th at Boston's [...]

2017-11-15T22:31:01+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation grants Let’s Get Ready $1.35 million

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, with a $1.35 million grant, has renewed its support for Let’s Get Ready, a Manhattan-based nonprofit that helps students who are historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college. The grant, invested over three years, will fund an expanded effort to ensure that Let’s Get [...]

2017-10-20T10:39:20+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

7th Annual New England Gala

Celebrate our students' achievements at the 7th Annual New England Gala! The evening will feature inspirational speakers, cocktails, dinner, auctions, and more! PURCHASE TICKETS Boston Harbor Hotel Wharf Room 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, Massachusetts RECEPTION: 6:00PM | DINNER: 7:00PM Business Attire Sponsorships starting at $2,500 still available. Please contact Erin McCarthy for more information. [...]

2017-10-20T10:58:51+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Let’s Get Ready supports DREAMers

In solidarity with Let's Get Ready students and their families, and in recognition of the rights of DREAMers across the country, we stand with National Association for College Admission Counseling in opposing the Administration's decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In light of this unjust decision, we reaffirm our stance as [...]

2017-10-20T10:40:13+00:00 September 7th, 2017|

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 22nd, 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 25th, 2017|