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2641 S. Calumet Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Office: 312-949-9400 ext. 100

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Welcome to the Young Women's Leadership Charter School

The only all-girls public school in Chicago

Fifteen years ago, a group of women in Chicago were inspired by a vision: that in a perfect world, every young woman would be empowered to transform her life through education.

The Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago’s only public school for girls, is the result of that vision.

Every day the faculty, staff and supporters of YWLCS dedicate their passion, energy and resources to help nearly 350 urban girls embark on a journey to places many never could have imagined.

Please join us as we continue to inspire our students to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

Join Our Back to School Campaign

Your Gift Will Empower a Young Leader

As we begin our 16th academic year of providing young women with a life-changing education, we invite you to join us in supporting our legacy of leadership by considering a gift of $16, $60, or $160!

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Help Celebrate YWLCS' Sweet 16!

The YWLCS Associate Board invites you to celebrate the school's Sweet Sixteen at their upcoming birthday bash!

Join us Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Trophy Room from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for a hosted bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction.

Your support helps YWLCS provide our students with a high quality education that will prepare them for success in high school, college and their careers!

Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Online ticket sales will close at noon on October 15th, but don't wait!


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