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News and Events

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 [...]

July 25th, 2017|

Video: Lia’s Story – a collaboration with Figure Skating in Harlem

Let's Get Ready is proud to be partnering with Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization that offers free skating instruction to young girls in Harlem while engaging them in uplifting off-ice activities including tutoring, financial classes, and fitness training. Students from Figure Skating in Harlem begin their work with Let's Get Ready in high school [...]

July 12th, 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 [...]

June 27th, 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 [...]

June 2nd, 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 [...]

May 26th, 2017|

Let’s Get Ready Site Director honored by School District of Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia's Education Center hosted its annual Superintendent's Award Ceremony for Outstanding Service last night, honoring, among others, Let's Get Ready Site Director and Temple University student Emily Jordan. Emily, who has caught the education bug, has been working with students as young as first graders during her time at Temple. She [...]

April 26th, 2017|

Boston Consulting Group hosts Let’s Get Ready

A group of Let's Get Ready students had the pleasure of an Executive Tour at the Boston Consulting Group's stunning new offices in Manhattan. Staff at the international management firm spoke with the students about the problem-solving nature of consulting. Big thanks to BCG for this invaluable insight into an exciting line of work! [...]

April 11th, 2017|

11th Annual Spring Gala

WHEN:          Thursday, May 18, 2017                      6:00 Reception                      7:00 Dinner and Program WHERE:        Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York City Honoring G. Gabrielle Starr Seryl Kushner Dean The College of Arts and Science, New York [...]

March 27th, 2017|

An Executive Tour at Facebook New York

On February 1st, 2017, Let's Get Ready students were treated to an Executive Tour at Facebook's New York offices. Our College Success Program Manager Audrey Davis was on premises, and filled us in: The students were able to tour the entire Facebook office, play with cool gadgets, and have an intimate question and answer [...]

March 23rd, 2017|

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 [...]

February 2nd, 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 [...]

January 11th, 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 [...]

January 6th, 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 Eric [...]

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 [...]

October 17th, 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 low-income and first-generation students to succeed in graduating college and beyond. Joshua [...]

June 15th, 2016|