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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 2, 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 11, 2017|

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 6, 2017|

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 21, 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 17, 2016|

In The News: Hechinger Report

Let's Get Ready is proud to be highlighted in the most recent Hechinger Report for our College Success Program. We know that the innovative work being done through our College Success Program will help decrease inequality in education and offer more opportunities for students from low-income backgrounds and first-generation-to-college students to succeed in graduating [...]

2017-09-26T17:00:22+00:00 June 15, 2016|

Exciting Opportunity to Help Waterville, Maine Students Attend College!

Last year Let's Get Ready was awarded a three-year $225,000 matching grant by the prestigious Alfond Foundation to grow its programming in Waterville, ME.  In partnership with the Alfond Youth Center and Colby College, this spring Let's Get Ready provided 70 high school students from low-income backgrounds with critical SAT prep and college admissions counseling. Hosted on the [...]

2017-09-26T17:01:58+00:00 June 3, 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 28, 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 18, 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 15, 2015|