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“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

Rapid Response for LGR Students

With colleges closing classrooms and dormitories, high schools suspended for the foreseeable future, SAT testing cancelled, and college admissions decisions delayed on top of the overarching health and safety concerns, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on LGR students is enormous. Moments like this can make even more stark the inequities in our communities. [...]

Rapid Response for LGR Students2021-05-03T10:00:58-04:00
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