• Join us Oct. 5th for a special 20th Anniversary (Em)Power Breakfast honoring YWLN Founders Ann and Andrew Tisch! See Events to RSVP.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 $300M YWLN has generated more than $300 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


Read Ann Tisch's Huffington Post Column on the 20 Years of YWLN!

20 years and thousands of lives! Read YWLN founder Ann Tisch's Huffington Post op-ed on the 20 years since the historic opening of TYWLS East Harlem! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-tisch/tw... More Info

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