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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
2015-16 Applications Due - Feb 2February 2, 2015Applications for next school year are due. Click here for more information.
Lincoln's Birthday: No School - Feb 12February 12, 2015Classes resume February 17
Presidents Day: No School - Feb 16February 16, 2015Classes resume February 17
YWLCS Visitor Day - Feb 19February 19, 2015Join us to learn more about how we are educating the leaders of tomorrow!