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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.
Student Early Dismissal at 12:00pm - Apr 3rdApril 3, 2015Half day for students. Lunch in the cafeteria between 12-12:45 
Spring Break - Apr 4-12April 4, 2015Classes resume April 13.
Leadership Day - May 1May 1, 2015Students will do service with others in the community.