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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 [...]

2020-06-05T15:07:16-04:00June 5, 2020|

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. [...]

2020-05-11T12:03:20-04:00March 19, 2020|

Let’s Get Ready – Virtual Gala

Let’s Get Ready is prioritizing the safety of its students and supporters and canceling the in-person Gala celebration. This year’s event will be a Virtual one, and your support is now more important than ever. We are proud to honor Lynn P. Harrison III, Partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and longtime Let’s Get Ready Board [...]

2020-03-19T09:51:01-04:00March 10, 2020|

Lena Eberhart Appointed as Let’s Get Ready’s Chief Executive Officer

New York, NY (March 2, 2020) — Let’s Get Ready is pleased to announce that Lena Eberhart has been selected as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer after serving as interim CEO.  Ms. Eberhart previously served as Let’s Get Ready’s Chief Program Officer since 2016. In this role she built on Let’s Get Ready’s flagship [...]

2020-03-02T12:11:42-04:00March 2, 2020|

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 [...]

2019-01-29T13:53:45-04:00January 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 [...]

2019-01-09T13:22:50-04:00January 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 [...]

2018-08-29T14:36:22-04:00August 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. [...]

2018-08-24T13:17:06-04:00August 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 [...]

2018-10-25T17:10:19-04:00June 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 [...]

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