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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.

From the Desk of the CEO, Dr. Thresa A. Nelson


YW Spotlight
Girl Power Luncheon - Apr 29April 29, 2015For more information on the 2015 Girl Power Luncheon, please click here.
Leadership Day - Mar 6March 6, 2015Students will explore themes of perseverance in the community.
Science Showcase - Mar 11March 11, 2015Students present science projects to guest judges.
YWLCS Visitor Day - Mar 12March 12, 2015Join us to learn more about how we are educating the leaders of tomorrow!