• Thanks for making the 4th Annual CBI Celebration a great success!
  • TYWLS Senior Nene Sy interviews First Lady Michelle Obama!
  • Brag Party featured on NBC Nightly News! See "News and Events" for more information.
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.

Impact

  • _ddd6498_cropped 5,500 Since 2001, YWLN has helped more than 5,500 students enroll in college.
  • 8% In the United States, only 8% of low-income young adults achieve a college degree.
  • Girls clapping 300% TYWLS alumnae achieve four-year college degrees at more than triple the rate of their peers.
  • Student college acceptances $86M YWLN has generated more than $86 million in financial aid to make college affordable for low-income students.
  • 11,500 In 2013-2014, YWLN will serve approximately 11,500 students in the 6th-12th grades.
  • 2X CBI participants graduating from partner high schools achieve four-year college degrees at more than double the rate of their peers.

Many thanks to our leading funders...

Coach Foundation News Corp JPMorgan Chase & Co. Barclays Bloomberg Philanthropies 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: 

  • The Young Women's Leadership Schools.

    A high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools.Learn More Watch Film

  • CollegeBound Initiative.

    A comprehensive college access program for young women and men.Learn More Watch Film

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

News

Brag Party featured on NBC Nightly News!

Click here to watch the May 1 Brag Party, as featured on NBC Nightly News! --- The annual Brag Party is an event for high school juniors from TYWLS of Astoria, Brooklyn, East Harlem, and Queens. ... More Info

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