Young Women’s Preparatory Network Hires Veteran Fundraiser Patty Leyendecker as Chief Development Officer


(Dallas, Texas, January 12, 2015) – Veteran fundraiser, businesswoman and community leader Patty Leyendecker has been hired as the Chief Development Officer for the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

Leyendecker brings a strong corporate and non-profit background to Young Women’s Prep.  She previously worked in the financial services industry, running statewide marketing campaigns for Bank One, and had her own consulting firm managing lines of business for financial services companies. She left the for-profit world after a family illness and took on leadership roles in several non-profit organizations, such as the Junior League of Dallas, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Board and Foundation, Visiting Nurse Association, Child Care Group, The Crystal Charity Ball, The Hockaday School and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.

She recently completed a year-long position as the Underwriting Chairman for The Crystal Charity Ball, leading a team to raise $5.6 million for seven beneficiaries.  Leyendecker also serves on the Senior Source board and as a Co-Chair and Founding Member of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Friends of the Comprehensive Cancer Center program.  She received her B.A. from the University of Southern California. She and her husband Mark have two adult children, Meredith, a graduate of The Hockaday School and Claremont-McKenna College, and Eric a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and a senior at Texas Christian University.

Leyendecker said, “I’m excited about the challenge and passionate about the mission to transform the lives of young women as they receive an incredible education. I’ve seen the positive effects of a single-sex education with my daughter and am thrilled to be part of an organization that is transforming education.”

Lynn McBee, Young Women’s Prep CEO, added, “I’ve known Patty for many years, and in every role, she brings her dedication and focus to meet the end goal. We know she will do the same at Young Women’s Prep as we expand our network to help educate even more young women and to prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders.”

About Young Women’s Preparatory Network:
Young Women’s Prep (YWPN) provides funding and other resources to seven all-girls’ public schools in Texas, in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio, working in close collaboration in each community with the public school district. Total enrollment as of last school year was 4,100 students in 6th through 12th grades.
Each YWPN school features a STEM-focused curriculum and is largely attended by disadvantaged students who are second-generation immigrants. The programs also focus on leadership development, college readiness and wellness life skills.  Additionally, each school serves as a laboratory example of an innovative public-private education model that results in high student achievement. In 2014, all of the network schools that have been open long enough to have a senior class—146 young women—graduated 100% of their students, who earned a collective $15.8 million in scholarships. Each student was accepted into a four-year college or university.  More information can be found at http://youngwomensprep.org/.

For immediate release:
Media contact: Juliette Coulter, 214.394.5532, juliette@coultergroup.com

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Foundation for the Education of Young Women Changes Name to Young Women’s Preparatory Network

(Dallas, Texas, September 17, 2014) Organization Hosts Leadership Retreat with Notable Education Speakers on September 25-26
To better align its mission with its name, the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW) is changing its name to Young Women’s Preparatory Network. The announcement will be made official on Sept. 24, the evening before the organization hosts a leadership retreat with well-known educational speakers on Sept. 25-26. Lynn McBee, CEO of Young Women’s Prep, said, “As our network of incredible young women’s leadership schools has grown from the original school in Dallas to now include schools throughout Texas, the new name and website reflect the network we
support. In 2014, four of our seven network schools had graduating seniors. All of them— 146 young women—graduated and received more than $15.8 million in scholarships, and 100% of them have been accepted to a four-year college or university.”

A decade ago, Young Women’s Prep formed a partnership with the Dallas Independent School District and, in August 2004, the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School opened. Since then, Young Women’s Prep has opened Young Women’s Leadership Schools in Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, Fort Worth, Houston and Grand Prairie.

The focus of Young Women’s Prep schools is a foundation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum with a focus on its core values:
leadership, college readiness and wellness life skills. The network also engenders change in public education by using an innovative model that supports public-private partnerships.

“During the first annual Leadership Retreat, we are bringing together our school principals, college advisors, advisory council chairs and other key stakeholders for two days of inspiration, education and bonding, and we will learn from and interact with some of the most innovative speakers in education,” McBee added.

Speakers include the following:

Megan Murphy, Executive Director, National Coalition of Girl’s Schools Jenn Charlot, Director of Implementation, The Character Lab

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Woody Widrow, Executive Director, Raise Texas

Roy C. Lopez, Vice President, Community Development Banking DFW and East Texas Region, Capital One

Bonita L. Baskin, Ph.D, Founder and Board Chair, Hill Country Science Mill Carolyn Nichol, Ph.D., Director, School Science & Technology Programs, Rice

University

Lisa Sanger Blinn, Associate Director, Institute of Biosciences &Bioengineering, Rice University

Carrie Croley, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health
Dee Kerr, CEO of STEAMtrax
Deborah Linscomb, Vice President, Curriculum and Professional Development, STEAMtrax
Helen Holman, Owner and President, Helen Holman and Associates
Diana P. Gomez, Coordinator of TWU & Terry Scholars, TWU
Kasaundra Garcia, Unit Coordinator, Office of Academic Enrichment, Texas Tech University
Amanda Kisselle, Executive Director of Admission/Institutional Enrollment, Austin College

Young Women’s Preparatory Network:

Young Women’s Preparatory Network is a non-profit organization that partners with public school districts to create and support all girl schools with a focus on leadership, college readiness, and health and wellness. Young Women’s Prep serves more than 4,100 6th through 12th grade students on seven campuses in Texas. More than 75 percent of the students are from economically disadvantaged homes and 85 percent will be first- generation college students. Today, 100 percent of the students graduate from high school and are accepted at a four-year college or university. In 2014, 146 graduates received a combined $15.8 million in merit scholarships and grants and are attending 73 different colleges and universities.

Young Women’s Prep is located in Dallas, Texas, and supports schools in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock and San Antonio. More information can be found at www.youngwomensprep.com.

For immediate release: Media contacts:

Juliette Coulter, 214.394.5532, juliette@coultergroup.com

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Actress Viola Davis Keynoted Attorneys Serving the Community Luncheon, Benefiting the Foundation for the Education of Young Women

(Dallas, TEXAS, July 8, 2014) – Viola Davis spoke powerfully about growing up in poverty as the keynote speaker of the Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) luncheon on June 20 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel to a group of 1,000 attendees. The event benefited the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW), a network of public schools that support single gender, college preparatory education. Specifically, the funds are supporting an internship program at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, the first FEYW network school in Dallas, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Gloria Campos, former WFAA news anchor and current FEYW board member, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Campos welcomed everyone to the luncheon and introduced Dena DeNooyer Stroh, co-chairwoman of the ASC.

Stroh said, “Attorneys Serving the Community’s mission is to bring together women lawyers to combine their resources and talents in support of local nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit women, children and families. ASC has raised $3.9 million in its 28-year history, and we are pleased to support the Foundation for the Education of Young Women.” She presented the ASC Friend of the Community Award to American Airlines, Inc. Stroh then introduced honorary chairwoman and a founding member of ASC, Kim J. Askew.

Next, Irma Rangel graduate Karla Guadalupe Garcia Rico told her story of being the first in her family to attend college. This fall she will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After meeting and touring Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson at her school, Rico’s goal is to run and become U.S. president.

Lynn McBee, CEO of FEYW, added, “Four of our seven FEYW network schools had graduating seniors this year. All of them—146 young women—graduated and received more than $14.6 million in scholarships, and 100% of them are attending a four-year college or university. Personally, this is the most transformative work I’ve done, and it’s moving the needle in education by better equipping these young women for college and leadership positions.”

Campos introduced Viola Davis. “Viola Davis is best known for her Academy-Award nominated performances in ‘The Help’ and ‘Doubt,’ as well as her role opposite Julia Roberts

in ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’ Raised in abject poverty, Davis fell in love with theater early in high school as a form of escape. Her passion and acting talent enabled her to earn a full scholarship to the Young People’s School of the Performing Arts, after which she attended the prestigious Juilliard School. Davis translated her hard work and dedication to success on Broadway, in television and film and was named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘most influential people of 2012.’ Her story about going to college and achieving her dreams is similar to many of the girls in the FEYW network of schools.”

Viola Davis spoke powerfully and sadly about her life amidst poverty, domestic violence and racism. “I was born in 1965 on a plantation, and my mom was one of 18 children. We moved from the south to Rhode Island where our building was rat infested. I wore the shame of guilt and poverty like I wore my name.”

At five years old, Davis was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, and she didn’t know, but she knew it wasn’t a life with a father who abused her mother on a regular basis. She threw herself into school and theater as she sought to be the best and to receive accolades and awards for her performances. “I was an overachiever and I sought out competition.” Those competitions led to scholarships and a path different than her parents.

Davis said that she had many who helped her—from teachers to therapists. Davis spoke directly to the young women in the audience and said, “You have to remember that failure exists on the same plane as accomplishments, and you have to work it out. You have to release your fears (of what’s holding you back). It’s okay to fall and bump, but keep moving.”

Kelli M. Hinson, co-chair of Attorneys Serving the Community, thanked Viola Davis for her talk and announced that the FEYW raised more than $400,000 for Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School’s internship program.

About the Foundation for the Education of Young Women:

FEYW’s mission is to partner with urban school districts to create a network of all-girls public schools across Texas to give young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life. All FEYW schools have received Exemplary or Recognized ratings from the state of Texas each year. Since the organization’s existence, FEYW has invested funds and resources with impressive results: 100% of seniors graduate from high school and 100% are accepted to college. FEYW first formed a partnership with the Dallas Independent School District and, in 2004, the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School opened. Additional network schools are the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin; the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in San Antonio; the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders in Lubbock; the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth; the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Houston. In January 2014, the Foundation added a seventh school, the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) at Bill Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie. Combined, the schools’ graduating classes have received more than $17 million in scholarships. More information can be found at http://www.feyw.org/ or by calling 214.824.1400.

For immediate release: Media contacts:

Juliette Coulter, 214.394.5532, juliette@coultergroup.com

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Attorneys Serving the Community Luncheon Features Academy Award Nominee Viola Davis

(Dallas, TEXAS, June 13, 2014) Event benefits the Foundation for the Education of Young Women
Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) announced that Academy Award nominee Viola Davis will be the keynote speaker for its 28th annual ASC luncheon on Friday, June 20 at noon at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Chantilly Ballroom. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW), a network of public schools that support single gender, college preparatory education in order to provide young women, many from economically disadvantaged situations, an opportunity to achieve academic and leadership success. Specifically, the funds will support an internship program at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, the first FEYW network school in Dallas, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Viola Davis is best known for her Academy-Award nominated performances in “The Help” and “Doubt,” as well as her role opposite Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love.” Raised in abject poverty, Davis fell in love with theater early in high school as a form of escape. Her passion and acting talent enabled her to earn a full scholarship to the Young People’s School of the Performing Arts, after which she then attended the prestigious Juilliard School. Davis translated her hard work and dedication to success on Broadway, in television and film and was named one of TIME Magazine’s “most influential people of 2012.”

Kim J. Askew is the event’s honorary chair. She is a long-time leader in the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association. She has received numerous awards in her profession and serves on the boards of local and national civic, charitable and professional organizations.

Lynn McBee, CEO of FEYW, added, “We thank Attorneys Serving the Community for selecting the Foundation for the Education of Young Women as the beneficiary of this luncheon. Since our founding, we have invested funds and resources with impressive results: 100% of our seniors graduate from high school and 100% are accepted to college. We are also excited to hear from Viola Davis whose story is similar to so many of our young women.”

Attorneys Serving the Community Chairs are Dena DeNooyer Stroh of Murchison Oil & Gas, Inc. and Kelli Hinson of Carrington Coleman.

Dena DeNooyer Stroh said, “Attorneys Serving the Community’s mission is to bring together women lawyers to combine their resources and talents in support of local nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit women, children and families. We cannot think of a more deserving organization to support through this luncheon than the Foundation for the Education of Young Women, whose goal is to develop academic and leadership skills in young women.”

Former WFAA news anchor Gloria Campos is the mistress of ceremonies for the luncheon and also serves on the FEYW board.

Tickets are available for $100 and sponsor levels start at $1,500. For more information on sponsorships and purchasing tickets, call 214-824-1400 or email Cindy Ryan at cryan@feyw.org.

Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Presenting ($25,000) – Murchison Oil & Gas, Inc.

Crystal ($10,000) – Baron & Budd, P.C.

Platinum ($5,000) – AlixPartners LLP, Kim J. Askew, Lisa Blue Baron, Carrington Coleman, Sidley Austin LLP, Locke Lord LLP, Pryor & Bruce

Gold ($3,000) – Baker Botts, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C., Greenberg Traurig, Haynes & Boone, Jackson Lewis P.C., Jackson Walker LLP, Jones Day, McKool Smith, Strasburger & Price LLP, Thompson & Knight Foundation, TXU Energy, Winstead PC

Media Sponsors – D CEO and Texas Lawyer

About the Foundation for the Education of Young Women:

FEYW’s mission is to partner with urban school districts to create a network of all-girls public schools across Texas to give young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life. All FEYW schools have received Exemplary or Recognized ratings from the state of Texas each year. Since the organization’s existence, FEYW has invested funds and resources with impressive results: 100% of seniors graduate from high school and 100% are accepted to college. FEYW first formed a partnership with the Dallas Independent School District and, in 2004, the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School opened. Additional network schools are the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin; the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in San Antonio; the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders in Lubbock; the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth; the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Houston. In January 2014, the Foundation added a seventh school, the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) at Bill Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie. Combined, the schools’ graduating classes have received more than $17 million in scholarships. More information can be found at http://www.feyw.org/ or by calling 214.824.1400.

For immediate release

Media contacts:
Juliette Coulter, 214.394.5532,
juliette@coultergroup.com
Rhonda Aghamalian, 972.824.1455, contact.rhonda.now@gmail.com


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Foundation for the Education of Young Women Appoints Lynn McBee as New CEO and Jennifer Shultz as New CDO

(Dallas, TEXAS, February 3, 2014) – The Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW) has announced new leadership in an effort to expand its network of high performing schools for girls throughout Texas, and beyond. Community and business leader Lynn McBee has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization, and Jennifer Shultz, CFRE, has been appointed the Chief Development Officer. FEYW partners with Texas school districts to start and support single-gender, college preparatory public schools for girls, the majority of whom come from economically disadvantaged households. Its three pillars are college readiness, service leadership, and health and wellness. Since the organization’s founding, FEYW has invested funds and resources with impressive results: 100% of seniors graduate from high school, and 100% are accepted to college. FEYW recently added the Grand Prairie ISD Young Women’s Leadership Academy, bringing the network of sister schools statewide from six to seven. A seventh generation Texan from South Texas, Lynn McBee has been employed as a consultant in the biotechnology industry for 22 years. However, she is best known for her extensive leadership roles in the Dallas community and her ability to strategically connect groups, businesses and people to achieve established goals. She has served as the Chairman of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Weekend Celebration, the Centennial Dinner Chairman for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Celebration, and The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Tocqueville Society Chairman and 25th Anniversary Chairman. Currently, she is Chairman Emeritus and Life Member of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Trinity Trust, The Bridge Homeless Shelter, The Salvation Army, Dallas Women’s Foundation, The Family Place Foundation, Letot Center Foundation, Dallas Historical Society, Children’s Medial Center Foundation, National Chi Omega Foundation, The Crystal Charity Ball,

DCCCD Executive Board, Dedman College Executive Board at Southern Methodist University, TACA, American Film Institute and Charter 100. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and Legacy Dallas and has received numerous awards for her leadership and community involvement. McBee is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

Gina Betts, FEYW board chair, said, “We are so excited to have Lynn McBee as our new CEO. FEYW is poised to open new schools in Texas and then to surrounding states. With Lynn’s great business sense and dedication to providing a college prep education to young women so that they can attend and graduate from college, I have no doubt that we will continue to thrive as an organization. Lynn is the perfect person to continue Sally and Lee Posey’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty for young women through education.”

McBee said, “I’m excited about the mission of the organization and helping to expand its network of schools. I am passionate about girls’ education, especially STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as my background is in the sciences. A college preparatory education is an achievable goal for all girls, and this model is one solution that is working well with 100% of the girls graduating from high school and being accepted to college.”

Jennifer Shultz has a background in higher education fundraising having worked for Wake Forest University as executive director of prospect development and Southern Methodist University as assistant director of development and director of prospect management. She’s developed strategies and solicited major gifts at a high level, planned fundraisers and managed development initiatives. Previously, Shultz worked for Celanese and Verizon Select Services. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Business Administration and Communication Arts from Austin College and a Master of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University.

“Jennifer’s background in the corporate and educational fields, along with her amazing fundraising track record, will help provide the resources the Foundation for the Education of Young Women needs to expand its network to new cities in Texas and beyond,” added Betts.

History of FEYW and Schools in the Network:

In 2001, Texas philanthropists Sally and Lee Posey learned of a new single-sex, college preparatory, public school in New York City, The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. With a passion for at-risk and underserved young women, the Poseys’ interest was immediately piqued by news of the wildly successful New York school. After an inspirational visit to the school, they endeavored to bring the model to Texas. In 2002, the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established. FEYW formed a partnership with the Dallas Independent School District and, in August 2004, the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School opened. Additional network schools are the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin; the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in San Antonio; the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders in Lubbock; the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth; the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy in Houston. In January 2014, the Foundation added a seventh school, the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) at Bill Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie.

“Lynn’s vision for growing the network of schools, along with her fundraising ability and Jennifer’s, will be an asset for the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School,” said Vivian Taylor-Samudio, principal of the school. “We look forward to working with her to help girls graduate from high school with a lifelong love of learning so that they can, in many cases, become the first in their families to graduate from college.”

About the Foundation for the Education of Young Women:

More information can be found at www.feyw.org or by calling 214.824.1400.

For immediate release

Media contacts:
Juliette Coulter, 214.394.5532,
juliette@coultergroup.com
Rhonda Aghamalian, 972.824.1455, contact.rhonda.now@gmail.com

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Young Women’s Leadership Academy of San Antonio Ranked #1 Middle School in Texas

(San Antonio, Texas – May 24, 2013) The Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) of San Antonio has been ranked the best middle school in Texas by Children At Risk, a Texas non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for children. YWLA is an all-girls, college preparatory school in San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) that opened in 2008. The school, currently also ranked as exemplary by the Texas Education Agency, has a college readiness focus with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. Seventy-two (72%) of the students at YWLA are economically disadvantaged.

YWLA scored the best out of all 1,840 public and charter middle schools in Texas, based on eight criteria including STAAR test results, reading and math gains on standard tests, and attendance. Delia McLerran, principal of YWLA, said, “We are very proud of our students, and we believe that our teachers and students are deserving of this ranking. Everyone works very hard and is very dedicated to ensuring every student is college ready.”

YWLA is operated by a partnership between the SAISD and the Foundation for the Education of Young Women (FEYW), a private non-profit that operates a network of all girls, public college preparatory schools across Texas. Other schools in the FEYW network scored in the top five in their cities as well. The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders middle school was ranked #3 in Austin, and the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School was ranked #3 for its high school and #4 for its middle school in Dallas. More information about FEYW can be found at http://www.feyw.org/.

The Children At Risk rankings can be found at

http://childrenatrisk.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/2013-Greater-San-Antonio-Middle- School-Rankings.pdf.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Juliette Coulter
214. 394.5532
juliette@coultergroup.com

 

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson Visit Irma Rangel School for Young Women Leaders, a Foundation for the Education of Young Women School, on May 1

WHO/WHAT:

  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House
  • U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, 30th Congressional District of Texas
  • Vivian T aylor-Samudio, Principal of Irma Rangel
  • 420 students of Irma Rangel, a DISD school that recently ranked #2 high school in Texas and #14 in the nation (U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools)
  • Members of the Foundation for the Education of Young Women, Dallas Links Inc., The Dallas Summit and Dallas Women’s Foundation

    Irma Rangel students will lead a tour of the school and a moderated conversation with Leader Pelosi about the need for young girls to know their power and to be ready for the challenges ahead by having confidence in their own unique abilities. She will answer questions from the students about her career path and work in Congress.

    This is a leadership development event, so the three women’s organizations that are focused on advancing women’s leadership – Dallas Women’s Foundation, Dallas Links Inc. and The Dallas Summit – are partnering with Foundation for Education of Young Women and Irma Rangel for this event.

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    2:45 p.m. Press must pre-set in the Irma Rangel auditorium.

    3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Leader Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Johnson will arrive at school for a student lead tour of Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School. Students Karla Garcia, 11th grade, and Tyrian Robertson, 12th grade, will lead the tour.

The tour is open to press for b-roll only.

3:15 p.m. The tour will conclude in the Irma Rangel auditorium.

3:20 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Moderated conversation with Leader Pelosi led by Irma Rangel student, Eden Phillips. Ms. Taylor-Samudio, Principal of Irma Rangel, will welcome and give an overview of the school. Representative Johnson will introduce Eden Phillip and Leader Pelosi.

WHERE:

Irma Rangel School for Young Women Leaders, a DISD school 1718 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75210

About the Foundation for the Education of Young Women:

The Foundation for the Education of Young Women is a non-profit that partners with six schools in public school districts to operate all-girl, college preparatory schools. The schools are Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas), Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin), Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio), Talkington School for Young Women Leaders (Lubbock), and Young Women’s Leadership Academy (Fort Worth). Each school is built upon the core values of college readiness, responsible leadership and wellness life skills. With six graduating classes, 100% of the students have graduated from high school and 100% have been admitted to college. About 73% of this year’s graduating class are 1st generation college students. More information can be found at www.feyw.org or by calling 214.824.1400.

For immediate release April 29, 2013

Media contact: Juliette Coulter, 214.394.5532, juliette@coultergroup.com MEDIA ADVISORY

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