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Who We Serve

13,812

high school and college students

300+

college students engaged as near-peer mentors

856

zip codes across 22 states

90%

of students identify
as people of color

91%

of students come from low-income backgrounds and/or will be first in their family to go to college

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Jumoke’s Story

Watch poet, alum, coach, site director Jumi Opeyemi weave a tapestry of New York, Nigeria, aspiration and achievement.

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Program Model

Access

SAT prep, goal-setting, and introduction to the college admissions and financial aid process.

Transition

College enrollment support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

Success

College persistence support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.

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Dr. Sadie Alexander became the first Black economist in the United States in 1921. However, after earning her PhD, she was shut out of the profession.

To honor the 100th anniversary of Dr. Sadie's PhD, @npr has partnered with @sadiecollective, to tell stories about entering the world... of economics as a Black woman. The Sadie Collective, co-founded by LGR alumna Fanta Traore, is the first and only American non-profit organization that uniquely addresses the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in economics, finance, data science, and policy across the world.

To learn more about Planet Money's collaboration in telling stories of Black economists with The Sadie Collective, tune in at https://www.npr.org/2021/07/14/1016126310/100-years-since-sadie-alexander

We love it when others get to see how awesome our students are! Alton, who we chronicled in our College Signing Day campaign, has been recognized as the @bgca_clubs Youth of the Year by the @bgcboston and @mass_alliance_bgca!

The Weston High School graduate will be attending ...@xavieruniversity this fall, and is an alum of LGR's Boston Access program.

Congratulations on the awards, Alton, we look forward to more excellence to come!

Have you heard? LGR is hiring!

We have just launched a Strategic Plan outlining a roadmap for growth and impact, including significant increases in students served and growing the team of full-time staff. We are currently hiring for three roles strategically aimed at helping us accomplish ...these goals:

Director of People and Administration: This person will play a key role in the growth of LGR by centering clarity and equity in all policies and processes, ensuring financial and geographic compliance and risk management, and focusing on efficient and scalable internal operations which are responsive to programmatic priorities and meet the needs of all full- and part-time staff.

Associate Director of Pre-Matriculation Programs: This person will lead a recently re-designed pre-matriculation program team and will continue to collaboratively build out systems and structures to ensure team success toward goals; they will be responsible for high-quality management, implementation, and strategic expansion of LGR's near-peer-based Access and Transition programs.

Enrollment and Partnerships Manager: This person will play a critical role in the success of our national student pipeline and enrollment systems as well as the partnership maintenance and cultivation cycle.

Tell a friend to tell a friend. To learn more, visit https://letsgetready.org/careers/

It truly takes a village! Thanks to the amazing volunteers at Global Atlantic Financial Group and PwC who read and gave valuable feedback on 140 LGR Transition student essays. Another 20 students also had their resumes reviewed by volunteers. Providing the services helps to ensure our students have... their best foot forward whether applying to their dream college or their dream job.

LGR is so grateful for the time and talent of these volunteers - and our ongoing partnerships with GAFG and PwC - who continually show their commitment to both our students and their communities at large.

Thank you to all who participated in Tuesday's virtual Transition Day! We hope all who attended gained valuable insight into what the transition to college looks like and how to set yourself up for success in college.

A big thank you to the students from @universityofvermont and ...@umass who led the panels for their time, wisdom, and mentorship as well as the staff that helped put this event together.

Transition Day is here! Visit the link in the comments to register for this afternoon's event.

Students from the @universityofvermont and @umass will discuss time management skills, the adjustment to college and campus life, and how to make the most of your freshman year in and out ...of the classroom.