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News Corp names Let’s Get Ready as 2018 Philanthropy Partner

News Corp has selected Let’s Get Ready as a 2018 Philanthropy Partner with a multi-year grant; one of only two organizations chosen to receive this honor. News Corp’s investment will help ensure that Let’s Get Ready’s participants who have been historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college. The grant, invested [...]

2018-01-31T14:42:24+00:00January 31, 2018|

Coaches attend an Early Stage Careers seminar

On January 11, 2018 at PwC’s New York office, college student mentors from Let’s Get Ready’s College Access and College Success programs participated in a Career Intensive conducted by Early Stage Careers, an organization that specializes in helping recent graduates find jobs and internships. The students had all served as Coaches with the non-profit, [...]

2018-01-25T16:53:03+00:00January 23, 2018|

Let’s Get Ready named “Charity of the week”

The Week, a weekly periodical, featured Let’s Get Ready in its December 22 US edition as the “Charity of the week”. The paper cites a 14% college graduation rate for high school graduates from low-income circumstances. “Let’s Get Ready aims to close the achievement gap by helping [students from low-income backgrounds] and first-generation-to-college students [...]

2018-01-09T18:02:01+00:00January 9, 2018|

4/23/2018 12th Annual Gala

Tickets and sponsorship packages here. Let’s Get Ready’s annual gala is our signature fundraising event, includes a cocktail reception, dinner, programmatic auction and awards presentation. The evening will feature Let’s Get Ready’s impressive and ambitious participants –high school and college students who are part of a movement of students helping students to and through [...]

2018-03-13T17:58:28+00:00January 8, 2018|

Vanessa Fass

Every spring and fall for almost a decade, about 50 Somerville High School students received free SAT preparation and college admission counseling from undergraduate volunteers as part of a local Let’s Get Ready program. This chapter, which has now served hundreds of students, was established by Vanessa Fass (née Salazar), a Tufts University graduate. Once [...]

2018-07-03T14:55:42+00:00December 21, 2017|

1/10/2018 Career Launch (New England)

At our Career Launch event in New England, professionals work directly with students on their resumes, networking and interview skills, and choosing a career path that fits their interests and abilities. Volunteer to mentor our students at the event here. Students who want to attend the event can sign up here. [...]

2017-12-22T13:32:32+00:00December 13, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-12-21T10:19:17+00:00December 6, 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+00:00November 20, 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+00:00November 8, 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+00:00November 3, 2017|