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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

Melika’s Story

Let's Get Ready Alumna, Melika Forbes, reunites with founder, Jeannie Rosenthal, to reflect on 20 years of helping students get to and through college. Video by Ogilvy & Mather

Melika’s Story2021-04-30T10:13:30-04:00

From mentors to teachers: Andrea and Yessenia

This fall marks the beginning of two extremely promising teaching careers. Andrea Magaña and Yessenia Lopez, both graduates of Lehman College and Let’s Get Ready alumni, have each started their work with Teach for America in Western Massachusetts. Their journey from classmates at New Rochelle High School to colleagues working for educational equity is [...]

From mentors to teachers: Andrea and Yessenia2021-04-30T10:13:51-04:00

Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud

College students that volunteer or intern for Let’s Get Ready often report that they end up learning just as much as the peers they are serving. That was the case for Renee Robichaud, who worked as a Site Director for the program in Worcester, Massachusetts. For three years, she led a team of volunteers [...]

Notes from a Coach: Renee Robichaud2019-01-12T22:07:41-05:00

Let’s Get Ready Site Director receives award for service at college graduation

Ariany Pina, who has been serving Let’s Get Ready’s College Success Program at UMass Dartmouth, received a Leadership in Fostering Community Award upon her graduation from the university this May. Working as a Success Coach and Success Site Director at the Let’s Get Ready site, she helped underclassmen peers in the surrounding community, most [...]

Let’s Get Ready Site Director receives award for service at college graduation2019-02-05T17:46:54-05:00

Mariama’s Story

“We had two choices: let everything go, or fight. Mariama showed me that we needed to fight." Mariama has faced many obstacles, including the deportation of her father, to get into and thrive at Georgetown University. As a high school student, she received free SAT prep and college mentoring from Let’s Get Ready, [...]

Mariama’s Story2019-01-12T22:22:33-05:00

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 [...]

College students sharpen their job skills at Career Launch2019-01-12T22:25:57-05:00

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, [...]

Coaches attend an Early Stage Careers seminar2019-01-12T22:28:50-05:00

Vanessa Fass

Every spring and fall for almost a decade, about 50 Somerville High School students received free SAT preparation and college admission counseling from undergraduate volunteers as part of a local Let’s Get Ready program. This chapter, which has now served hundreds of students, was established by Vanessa Fass (née Salazar), a Tufts University graduate. [...]

Vanessa Fass2019-01-12T22:32:22-05:00

Yvane Ngassa

As a Let’s Get Ready Access Coach in Lynn, Massachusetts, Yvane Ngassa serves as a role model and mentor for her peers as she instructs them on the SAT. Now a pre-med student at Tufts University, she has overcome major challenges to secure her seat in the classroom, and is showing high school juniors [...]

Yvane Ngassa2019-01-12T22:34:42-05:00
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