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Featuring Anya Cole: A Passion For Putting People First

Let’s Get Ready is a community of many. Students, alumni, staff, and partners work together to advance a mission that supports students from underserved backgrounds as they pursue their goal of earning a college degree. Our collective dedication to the mission, however, comes from our unique lived experiences that have shaped who we [...]

Featuring Anya Cole: A Passion For Putting People First2021-07-08T10:49:53-04:00

2021 College Decisions

College Signing Day is an opportunity to celebrate students committing to pursue their educational goals. Here at Let’s Get Ready, we want to champion, support and celebrate our Transition students that have selected their new home away from home. Coming off #GradWeek2021, we are excited to usher in the next crop of students beginning [...]

2021 College Decisions2021-07-07T13:52:38-04:00

Grad Week Recap

Thank you for celebrating the Let’s Get Ready Class of 2021 with us last week! If you missed the celebration, you can view a quick two-minute highlight reel to the left. If you want to check out the full events, you can do so here: Student and Coach Panel Graduation Celebration [...]

Grad Week Recap2021-05-26T11:40:00-04:00

Let’s Get Ready 2020 Annual Report

Check out our 2020 Annual Report to learn more about LGR’s program, our impact, and our community of donors. Download the report

Let’s Get Ready 2020 Annual Report2021-05-17T16:47:44-04:00

“College in the Time of Covid” Study Break

Let’s Get Ready students and coaches have been working harder than ever this semester – so we hosted a virtual Study Break on October 26. Check out the recording of the event (video at left) to hear directly from LGR students, coaches, and staff about “College in the Time of Covid” [...]

“College in the Time of Covid” Study Break2021-05-03T09:54:59-04:00

Jumoke’s Story

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

Jumoke’s Story2020-10-22T16:37:08-04:00

Fundraising Campaign Fall 2020

Donate Back to School Fundraising Campaign "College in the Time of Covid" Let’s Get Ready students and coaches have been working harder than ever this semester – so we hosted a virtual Study Break on October 26. Check out the recording of the event (video at [...]

Fundraising Campaign Fall 20202021-04-28T20:42:29-04:00

2020 “State of the Org” Event

This is a critical moment for Let's Get Ready's students, who come from low-income and first-generation-to-college backgrounds, and are therefore at an increased risk to disrupt their college plans or drop-out due to economic, family, and/or health factors. According to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse only 13% of students [...]

2020 “State of the Org” Event2021-05-03T09:56:14-04:00

Follow Up: Black Lives Matter at Let’s Get Ready

On June 5th, we shared a message unequivocally stating that Black Lives Matter at Let’s Get Ready. As we witnessed the shooting of Jacob Blake last week and the aftermath, we remain vigilant in our support of the Black community and those advocating for justice. In our message we promised to follow-up on our [...]

Follow Up: Black Lives Matter at Let’s Get Ready2021-05-03T10:00:41-04:00

Black Lives Matter at Let’s Get Ready

A message from the Let's Get Ready Team: The protests across the country display the pain, anger and outrage not only over the killing of George Floyd, but over the pattern of callous and unjust violence towards Black Americans. The specific weariness and grief experienced by the Black community of living this perpetual cycle [...]

Black Lives Matter at Let’s Get Ready2021-05-03T10:03:55-04:00
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