12th Annual Gala Recap

Let’s Get Ready’s 12th Annual Gala on April 23, 2018, held at Pier Sixty in New York City, highlighted students who are getting into and through college with the organization’s support, as well as dynamic honorees from the world of media and sports who are first-generation-to-college students themselves. The event raised over $950,000 to [...]

2018-06-15T13:04:45+00:00May 10, 2018|

Welcome our New England Executive Director!

Let’s Get Ready welcomes Allison Caffrey as executive director for New England, overseeing programs for students at locations from Central Maine to Rhode Island. She will be based in the organization’s Boston office and will support staff and partners across the region. She begins on April 23. Caffrey is experienced in the nonprofit and [...]

2018-04-22T13:55:01+00:00April 22, 2018|

College students sharpen their job skills at Career Launch

On March 15 at NYU’s Silver Center, 30 college students working with Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program met with employees from a variety of companies and roles for a Career Launch event. The students are alumni of Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Program, which provides free SAT prep and college admissions guidance to [...]

2018-04-03T17:54:03+00:00April 3, 2018|

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|

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|