• What a spectacular night! The 2017 CBI Event was a great success thanks to our supporters.  See honoree films in News & Events.
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering TYWLS Students! See News & Events to read more!
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: A Highlight of YWLN's 20th Anniversary Year. See News!
  • Watch our films celebrating 20 years of impact! See News & Events.
  • 20 Years and Thousands of Lives! Read Ann Tisch's Huffington Post Article on the 20 Years of YWLN! See news.
  • See Usher Deliver Surprise College Acceptance! Watch the Video in News.
  • See YWLN's 20-Year Timeline Under News!
  • Watch CBI student Tyra’s surprise acceptance to Gettysburg College with Al Roker LIVE on the TODAY show! See news.
  • TYWLS of Astoria Teacher Andrea Chaves Named White House Champion of Change. See News!
  • So Proud of our CBI Students and their College Acceptances!
  • Noodle, a National Education Website, Ranks TYWLS of East Harlem Among Top Schools! See News and Events.
  • CollegeBound Initiative Counselor featured in the Daily News as a Hometown Hero! Visit News and Events for the full story.
  • Changing Education. Changing Generations.


  • _ddd6498_cropped 10,000 Since 2001, YWLN has helped more than 10,000 students enroll in college.
  • 20 Over the last 20 years, more than 10,000 of our students have been accepted to college and are planning to enroll.
  • Girls clapping 400% TYWLS alumnae achieve four-year college degrees at nearly four times the rate of their peers.
  • Student college acceptances $450M YWLN has generated more than $450 million in financial aid to make college affordable for low-income students.
  • 18,000 In 2016-2017, YWLN will serve more than 18,000 students in the 6th-12th grades.
  • 4X CBI participants graduating from partner high schools achieve four-year college degrees at nearly quadruple the rate of their peers.

Many thanks to our leading funders...

Bloomberg Philanthropies Coach Foundation News Corp JPMorgan Chase & Co. Barclays Citi Foundation Credit Suisse Americas Foundation Estée Lauder Companies Prudential Foundation

YWLN supports two life-changing programs that empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education: 

Some of Our Graduates

  • Ymln_students_03 Christina R. Hunter College
  • Ymln_students_05 James R. Wheaton College
  • Amber shamburger_web Amber S. SUNY Albany
  • Ymln_students_09 Ashley M. Bates College
  • Ymln_students_11 Dennis W. Middlebury College
  • Tywls_web3 Carla G. Dartmouth College
  • Chantalweb Chantal S. Albertus Magnus College


Celebrating 20 Years of Powerful Women Empowering TYWLS Students!

See the full list of inspiring women here: ywln.org/BeBoldforChange More Info

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