• Sherrie Westin, Fabrizio Freda, Yara Shahidi & Kim Hatchett Honored at (Em)Power Breakfast! See News & Events to Watch the Showcase Film!
  • Education Leader Jemina Bernard joins YWLN as the Executive Director! Visit News and Events for the full story.
  • The Christian Science Monitor Features TYWLS’ Innovative Approach to Closing the STEM Gap! Read the Story in News.
  • 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.
  • Queen Latifah, Stephen Siegel & Danny Meyer Honored by CBI on May 28th! Watch the Gala Film by Clicking on News & Events
  • Yara Shahidi, the young superstar on Blackish on ABC, visits TYWLS!
  • Save the date for the Global Forum on Girls’ Education – February 7-9, 2016 in New York City! See News for more info.
  • TYWLS Senior Nene Sy interviews First Lady Michelle Obama!
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.


  • _ddd6498_cropped 8000 Since 2001, YWLN has helped more than 8,000 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 nearly triple the rate of their peers.
  • Student college acceptances $200M YWLN has generated more than $200 million in financial aid to make college affordable for low-income students.
  • 14,500 In 2015-2016, YWLN will serve more than 14,500 students in the 6th-12th grades.
  • 2X CBI participants graduating from partner high schools achieve four-year college degrees at nearly double 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


Noodle Ranks TYWLS of East Harlem Among Top Schools!

Noodle, which reaches more than 800,000 visitors a month and features nearly one million school profiles, ranks TYWLS of East Harlem one of America's Top 41 Schools! Read the full story here. More Info

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