• YWLN honors Fabrizio Freda, Kimberley Hatchett, Yara Shahidi, & Sherrie Westin at the 2015 (Em)Power Breakfast on October 15!
  • 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!
  • TYWLS Students Win the Dream It. Code It. Win It. Award for Innovative Video Game!
  • TYWLS Students at NASDAQ! Girls Share Experiences of EverFi’s Financial Literacy Curriculum Sponsored by BankUnited.
  • 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 of the Bronx featured on Univision! See News and Events for more information.
  • TYWLS Senior Nene Sy interviews First Lady Michelle Obama!
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.


  • _ddd6498_cropped 6,500 Since 2001, YWLN has helped more than 6,500 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 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.
  • 13,000 In 2014-2015, YWLN will serve more than 13,000 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: 

  • 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


CollegeBound Initiative Counselor featured in the Daily News as a Hometown Hero!

Mariela Regalado, Director of College Counseling at Brooklyn’s Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, was recently featured in the Daily News as a Hometown Hero! To read the full story, please c... More Info

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