This morning, we celebrated the incredible accomplishments of the students at The Young Women’s Leadership Schools and those of our honorees – Documentary Filmmaker and Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer Amanda Lipitz; Joanne Podell, Executive Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield; Liz Robbins, Founder of Liz Robbins Associates; and Kenya Barris, Creator and Showrunner of ABC’s black-ish and the “Man We Love.” On the eve of the International Day of the Girl, we are proud that these four distinguished individuals and supporters like you joined us as part of a worldwide movement committed to improving the lives of young women.

Young Women’s Leadership Network has been empowering young women to reach their higher education dreams since our founder Ann Tisch established our first school in East Harlem in 1996. Today, we have graduates on campuses across the country and TYWLS alumnae have degrees from Smith, Brown, Cornell, Columbia and dozens of other private and public colleges. In fact, TYWLS students not only enroll in college at double the rate of their peers – they graduate at four times the rate.

Now, with five schools in New York City and thirteen affiliate schools across the country, and two more schools slated to open in 2018, with your help we are poised to have an even greater impact on the more than 8,500 students we serve each year.

We hope you will stay with us and our students on the journey to their bright futures. Please consider taking the following actions today: