• Join us Oct. 5th for a special 20th Anniversary (Em)Power Breakfast honoring YWLN Founders Ann and Andrew Tisch! See Events to RSVP.
  • See Usher Deliver Surprise College Acceptance! Watch the Video in News.
  • 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.
  • 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


TYWLS Alumnae: Join us for a Paint Night Affair!

Attention TYWLS Alumnae of all ages and boroughs: Want to connect with your TYWLS sisters? Please join the TYWLS Alumnae Council for A Paint Night Affair on Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30pm&... More Info

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