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Let’s Get Ready designated by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise organization

Let’s Get Ready is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to drive performance in their organization. Passionate, driven, and talented volunteer college [...]

Let’s Get Ready designated by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise organization2019-01-29T13:53:45-05:00

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation awards Let’s Get Ready grant for New England programs

Let’s Get Ready, a Manhattan-based nonprofit that helps students who are historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college, is broadening its college Access programs in the Greater Boston area. The project will be supported through an ongoing partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to expand the organization’s efforts [...]

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation awards Let’s Get Ready grant for New England programs2019-01-09T13:22:50-05:00

From mentors to teachers: Andrea and Yessenia

This fall marks the beginning of two extremely promising teaching careers. Andrea Magaña and Yessenia Lopez, both graduates of Lehman College and Let’s Get Ready alumni, have each started their work with Teach for America in Western Massachusetts. Their journey from classmates at New Rochelle High School to colleagues working for educational equity is [...]

From mentors to teachers: Andrea and Yessenia2021-04-30T10:13:51-04:00

Scholarship Resource Guide

WHAT ARE SCHOLARSHIPS? Scholarships refer to a gift of money that does not have to be repaid and are offered to students to help defray the cost of attending college. Scholarships are typically awarded outside of the college’s financial aid awarding process and require students to actively research and find them. Scholarships are usually [...]

Scholarship Resource Guide2018-09-24T16:44:31-04:00

Transition Day prepares new college students for freshman year

In mid-August 2018, over 300 of Let's Get Ready's incoming college students throughout the Northeast attended Transition Day events featuring workshops, panels, and activities to prepare for their freshman year. The events were set up for alumni of the College Access Program, which provides free SAT prep to students from historically underserved backgrounds and [...]

Transition Day prepares new college students for freshman year2018-08-29T14:36:22-04:00

Recap: Career Day 2018 at NYU

On Saturday, July 28, 100 incoming high school juniors and seniors enrolled in Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Program joined 70 volunteer professionals for Career Day. The event was designed to prepare students for their first summer internships as well as what steps to take during college that will lead into their desired careers. [...]

Recap: Career Day 2018 at NYU2018-08-24T13:17:06-04:00

Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud

College students that volunteer or intern for Let’s Get Ready often report that they end up learning just as much as the peers they are serving. That was the case for Renee Robichaud, who worked as a Site Director for the program in Worcester, Massachusetts. For three years, she led a team of volunteers [...]

Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud2019-01-12T22:07:41-05:00

7/28/2018 – Career Day (Mid-Atlantic) at NYU

Please join us at Career Day, a chance for workforce professionals to help our students shape their future careers. Volunteers will share their experience and field expertise directly with our students, many of whom will be the first in their family to go to college, and let them know the steps they can take to landing their [...]

7/28/2018 – Career Day (Mid-Atlantic) at NYU2018-06-27T12:48:05-04:00

Gideon’s Story

We first published the story of Gideon Aderemi in 2011 on our older website. Please enjoy this refresher, and read ahead for more about where Gideon's college journey has taken him. At the Bronx Academy Leadership High School, Gideon Aderemi was a stellar student. He received top grades in every subject and was named [...]

Gideon’s Story2018-10-25T17:10:19-04:00

Let’s Get Ready Site Director receives award for service at college graduation

Ariany Pina, who has been serving Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program at UMass Dartmouth, received a Leadership in Fostering Community Award upon her graduation from the university this May. Working as a Success Coach and Success Site Director at the Let’s Get Ready site, she helped underclassmen peers in the surrounding community, most [...]

Let’s Get Ready Site Director receives award for service at college graduation2019-02-05T17:46:54-05:00
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