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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|

College applicants get a boost at College Launch Day

At two College Launch Day events this October, high school students from Let’s Get Ready's College Access Program met with volunteers to work on their college essays, Common Applications, financial aid forms (the FAFSA), and the college application process in general. For New England participants, the event took place on October 14th at Boston's [...]

2017-11-15T22:31:01+00:00October 30, 2017|

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation grants Let’s Get Ready $1.35 million

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, with a $1.35 million grant, has renewed its support for Let’s Get Ready, a Manhattan-based nonprofit that helps students who are historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college. The grant, invested over three years, will fund an expanded effort to ensure that Let’s Get [...]

2017-10-20T10:39:20+00:00October 19, 2017|

Yvane Ngassa

As a Let’s Get Ready Access Coach in Lynn, Massachusetts, Yvane Ngassa serves as a role model and mentor for her peers as she instructs them on the SAT. Now a pre-med student at Tufts University, she has overcome major challenges to secure her seat in the classroom, and is showing high school juniors [...]

2017-10-23T13:41:47+00:00October 17, 2017|

CareerU with Ryan: Continuous Self-Improvement

CareerU with Ryan, Volume II by Ryan Marcus We would all love to be the best version of ourselves every day we wake up. But, we’re human: we have bad days, we make mistakes and we have shortcomings that can be huge obstacles in our life. You could choose to ignore your shortcomings and [...]

2017-10-06T16:49:35+00:00September 27, 2017|