Let’s Get Ready designated by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise organization

Let’s Get Ready is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise. Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to drive performance in their organization. Passionate, driven, and talented volunteer college [...]

2019-01-29T13:53:45-05:00January 29, 2019|

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation awards Let’s Get Ready grant for New England programs

Let’s Get Ready, a Manhattan-based nonprofit that helps students who are historically underrepresented in higher education get into and graduate from college, is broadening its college Access programs in the Greater Boston area. The project will be supported through an ongoing partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to expand the organization’s efforts [...]

2019-01-09T13:22:50-05:00January 9, 2019|

Transition Day prepares new college students for freshman year

In mid-August 2018, over 300 of Let's Get Ready's incoming college students throughout the Northeast attended Transition Day events featuring workshops, panels, and activities to prepare for their freshman year. The events were set up for alumni of the College Access Program, which provides free SAT prep to students from historically underserved backgrounds and [...]

2018-08-29T14:36:22-05:00August 28, 2018|

Recap: Career Day 2018 at NYU

On Saturday, July 28, 100 incoming high school juniors and seniors enrolled in Let’s Get Ready’s College Access Program joined 70 volunteer professionals for Career Day. The event was designed to prepare students for their first summer internships as well as what steps to take during college that will lead into their desired careers. [...]

2018-08-24T13:17:06-05:00August 24, 2018|

Gideon’s Story

We first published the story of Gideon Aderemi in 2011 on our older website. Please enjoy this refresher, and read ahead for more about where Gideon's college journey has taken him. At the Bronx Academy Leadership High School, Gideon Aderemi was a stellar student. He received top grades in every subject and was named [...]

2018-10-25T17:10:19-05:00June 26, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-06-15T13:04:45-05:00May 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 [...]

2018-04-22T13:55:01-05:00April 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 [...]

2019-01-12T22:25:57-05:00April 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 [...]

2018-01-31T14:42:24-05:00January 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, [...]

2019-01-12T22:28:50-05:00January 23, 2018|