Young Women’s Leadership Network, Inc. (“YWLN”)

Posted on August 9, 2017

To help extend the reach and deepen the impact of their CollegeBound Initiative’s (“CBI”) College Transition Coach (“CTC”) Program. CBI is a comprehensive college access and success program which serves 31 high-need co-ed public high schools in NYC along with their 5 all-girls Young Women’s Leadership Schools. The CTC Program is a peer-to-peer supported high school-to-college transition initiative designed to increase college acceptance and direct enrollment rates for low-income, graduating seniors at NYC public schools. As a core feature of the model, the CTC Program employs peer “Coaches” who provide targeted supports to seniors during the most critical junctures of the college-going process — especially the summer. The grant will help support nine new YWLN Coaches who will extend services to 750 additional seniors, and support the ongoing implementation of a text messaging platform that will enhance the Coaches’ efficiencies and overall effectiveness.