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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

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 [...]

Gideon’s Story2018-10-25T17:10:19-04:00

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

Divine Williams

At the age of five, Divine Williams already had his college picked out. “My mother and father would take me to the Waverly Diner on 6th Avenue in Manhattan,” he recalls. “Afterwards, we would go to Washington Square Park, where I became infatuated with the talent of NYU students.” He remembers seeing the students [...]

Divine Williams2018-08-22T03:37:40-04:00

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
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