• Get Inspired! See CBI’s 15-year celebration film honoring Curtis Granderson, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts & John Koudounis! See 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.
  • Save the Date – May 26, 2016! Get your tickets today and support college access! 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.
  • TYWLS Senior Nene Sy interviews First Lady Michelle Obama!
  • 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 9,000 of our students have been accepted to college and are planning to enroll.
  • Girls clapping 300% TYWLS alumnae achieve four-year college degrees at nearly triple the rate of their peers.
  • Student college acceptances $300M YWLN has generated more than $300 million in financial aid to make college affordable for low-income students.
  • 15,000 In 2015-2016, YWLN will serve more than 15,000 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


Curtis Granderson, John Koudounis, Al Roker & Deborah Roberts to Be Honored by the CollegeBound Initiative (CBI)

On May 26th, The CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) will celebrate 15 years of helping more than 8,000 NYC public school students make their dreams of going to college a reality. In recognition of their... More Info

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