Ready To Succeed is Ready to Take the Next Leap

Ready To Succeed, which has set countless youth exiting the turbulence of foster care on their paths to career stability […more…]

Ready to Succeed

Former film executive and entrepreneur Romi Lassally’s children were in high school when she began envisioning a career mentorship program […more…]

Ready to Succeed

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Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director: Romi Lassally


RTS empowers youth impacted by foster care to graduate college, launch successful careers, and reach their full potential.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

My grandparents only made it to 7th grade, and my parents made it through 9th grade. I am one of the first college graduates in my family and that is a really big deal because of my experience in foster care and my family’s history of mental health struggles. RTS’s support helped me graduate and really start taking my career seriously. It’s given me the courage to continue moving forward.
RTS Alumna

Unlock Opportunities for Foster Youth and First-Gen Students

Since 2016, the Los Angeles community has rallied around Ready To Succeed’s foster youth and first-generation college students, steadily growing the number of enrolled students and alumni who’ve completed the program to 374. 

With more foster youth and first-gen students wanting to join Ready To Succeed than ever before, and 210 enrolled in the career readiness program in 2022, RTS needs your help to raise $100,000. Your generosity will make it possible to help current and future foster youth and first-gen students to graduate college, launch successful careers, and reach their full potential.

Key Supporters

Ric and Suzanne
Kayne Foundation
Snap Foundation
ECMC Foundation
Chuck Lorre Foundation
Edward A & Ai O Shay
Family Foundation
LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell
Angell Foundation
Anthony & Jeanne
Pritzker Family Foundation
Councilmember Mike Bonin
Aramont Charitable Foundation
Ralph M Parsons Foundation
Herbert R. and Jeanne C.
Mayer Foundation
Sam Simon Charitable
Dwight Stuart Youth Fund