20 Years of YWLN

TYWLS

The Young Women's Leadership Network

TYWLS of East Harlem opens

Approx. 1996

Ann Tisch partners with the Board of Education to open The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem

Dozens of Single-Sex Public Schools Open in the US

1999 - 2008

Dozens of single-sex public schools open across the United States, inspired by the TYWLS model

The First TYWLS East Harlem Seniors Graduate

Approx. 2001

The first class of seniors graduate at TYWLS of East Harlem. Oprah Winfrey is the commencement speaker.

TYWLS Queens, Astoria, & Brooklyn open

2005 - 2008

YWLN opens The Young Women's Leadership Schools of Jamaica (Queens), Astoria (Queens), and Brooklyn

The first (Em)Power Breakfast is held

2006

The first TYWLS (Em)Power Breakfast fundraising event is held, honoring Thelma Golden, Nancy Peretsman, Joel Klein, and The Starr Foundation

The First TYWLS Queens seniors graduate

2011

TYWLS Queens graduates its first class of seniors

TYWLS of the Bronx opens

2012

YWLN opens The Young Women's Leadership School of the Bronx

Malala is honored at the (Em)Power Breakfast

2013

Nobel peace prize winner and girls' education advocate Malala Yousafzai is honored at the (Em)Power Breakfast fundraising event

The first TYWLS of Astoria seniors graduate

2013

TYWLS of Astoria graduates its first class of seniors

The first TYWLS Brooklyn seniors graduate

2014

The first senior class of TYWLS of Brooklyn graduates

YWLN Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of TYWLS

2016

YWLN celebrates 20 years of The Young Women's Leadership Schools

CBI

CollegeBound Initiative

CBI is established at East Harlem

Approx. 1997

The CollegeBound Initative program opens at TYWLS of East Harlem

CBI Expands to 2 High Schools

2001

CollegeBound Initiative expands into two high-need public high schools in NYC, more than quadrupling the number of students served

The First CBI Celebration is held

2011

The First CBI Celebration fundraising event is held, honoring George Hornig, Lon Jacobs, and Eli Manning

CBI grows to serve more than 11,500 students

2013

CBI grows to serve more than 11,500 students at 21 partner schools

CBI expands to serve more than 10,000 students

2013

CBI expands to serve more than 10,000 low-income students in 19 high-need public schools

CBI grows to serve more than 13,500 students

2014

CBI grows to serve more than 13,500 students at 24 partner schools

CBI grows to serve more than 14,500 students

2015

CBI grows to serve more than 14,500 students at 27 partner schools

YWLN

Young Women's Leadership Network

YWLN is created

Approx. 1998

Young Women's Leadership Network is created to make our programming available to more students

YWLN receives a $2.5M grant from the Gates Foundation

2005

YWLN receives a $2.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand TYWLS