My name is Kimarea, and I’m a sophomore at Lehman College, where I’m pursuing a degree in Health Education and Promotion. As one of the first in my family to attend college, the journey has been challenging but incredibly rewarding. I’m reaching out to share my story and invite you to join us [...]

KIMAREA’S STORY2024-06-17T09:42:47-04:00


Hey everyone, I'm Ayomide, but you can call me A Y. I'm currently a sophomore at Centre College in Kentucky. But my story starts in NYC, where I first discovered Let's Get Ready (LGR) as a high school sophomore. When I began my college prep journey, I needed extra support. My school guidance [...]

A Y’S STORY2024-06-11T17:37:59-04:00


Hi! My name is Amel, and I am a high school senior! I am proud to share that I will graduate in a few weeks and matriculate to Wellesley College this fall. My Let’s Get Ready coach was instrumental in me getting here.  I learned about LGR from my sister who also had [...]

AMEL’S STORY2024-06-11T17:37:08-04:00


Hi! My name is Leandra! I am both a Coach/Access Instructor at Let’s Get Ready and a student at The University of Maryland, College Park, where I am pursuing studies in Public Policy and Sociology. You will receive emails from my peers over the next few weeks. Take time to listen [...]

COACH LEANDRA’S STORY2024-06-11T17:38:52-04:00


Meet Andrea. She represents the full continuum of the Let’s Get Ready (LGR) experience. Starting as a LGR Student, then advancing as a Coach and a Site Director, to then coming back to the LGR community and giving back as a young professional who co-founded the Associates Council (our Junior Board), [...]

ANDREA’S STORY2024-05-06T10:55:29-04:00

Let’s Get Ready State of The Org 2023

On Wednesday, November 15th, Let’s Get Ready hosted its fourth annual State of the Organization event with an incredible panel of stakeholders including Vice Chair of the LGR’s Board, Laurent Desmangles, Elizabeth Wilson of Hostos Community College & College Now, and LGR Alumna, Luvonda Fuller. In the face of countless challenges that [...]

Let’s Get Ready State of The Org 20232023-11-21T14:53:31-05:00

LGR Is On The Move: Bookmark Our New Mailing Address

Let's Get Ready (LGR) is closing its New York City headquarters and going 100% virtual as of August 1, 2023, but you can still reach us via mail at our new mailing address! We encourage you to update your records and be sure to address all mail to "Let's Get Ready" so we are [...]

LGR Is On The Move: Bookmark Our New Mailing Address2023-07-11T18:26:20-04:00

LGR for Equity in Higher Education

In a perfect world and a more perfect union, we would not need Affirmative Action to remedy historical and current discrimination and racism. Yet, in this country, we must have guardrails for equity, inclusion, and access.  For months, Let's Get Ready (LGR) has been preparing for the Supreme Court’s decision to announce [...]

LGR for Equity in Higher Education2023-07-10T16:04:05-04:00

Celebrating 25 Years: View Images from our Anniversary Celebration

Thank you so much for helping us commemorate Let’s Get Ready’s 25th Anniversary, and to all who joined us at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC on Thursday, June 15, 2023! We were honored to celebrate with nearly 300 members of our community, including students, leaders and longtime champions. Because of your generosity we [...]

Celebrating 25 Years: View Images from our Anniversary Celebration2023-07-11T18:26:00-04:00

A Dynamic Board of Directors – Meet James W Quinn

James W. Quinn is LGR's newest Board member, and one of the most accomplished trial arbitration and mediation lawyers in the US. He has for more than 45 years served as counsel of choice for sophisticated clients facing high profile, high-stakes, and international disputes. James spent his entire career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges [...]

A Dynamic Board of Directors – Meet James W Quinn2023-04-12T10:51:47-04:00
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