Irma Rangel Students Gained Real World Experience Through Internships

(Dallas, Texas, September 23, 2016) – Students at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, a member of Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), gained real world experience through internships this summer. They worked at architectural firms, hospitals, nonprofit agencies and engineering and computer companies.

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NEC Computer Lab Ribbon Cutting Generates Press

Students at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, a member of Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), are able learn STEM more effectively in a newly remodeled computer lab, thanks to the NEC Foundation of America. The company redesigned the space and donated equipment. On August 30, 2016, YWPN held a ribbon cutting that generated plenty of media coverage, especially of Lesly taking apart and reassembling a computer in a record six minutes!

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Young Women’s Preparatory Network Hires Karla Loya-Stack

(Dallas, Texas, September 6, 2016) – Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) has hired Karla Loya-Stack as Chief Program Officer where she will develop and expand programs with a focus on Respect Starts Here – Listen, Learn, and Act, an anti-bias program pursuing empathy and equity through education. To date, YWPN supports more than 4,600 students in 6th to 12th grades at eight all-girls, college preparatory public schools in Texas.

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Largest All-Girls Public School Network in Nation Establishes Footprint in West Texas

(Dallas, Texas, August 22, 2016) – Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), the largest network of all-girls, public schools in the nation, and Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) opened its eighth school, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA). The doors opened today—the first day of school—when 234 6th and 7th grade girls arrived at the first all girls’ public preparatory school in El Paso. YWLA will add a grade every year until the school has students through 12th grade.

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Young Women’s Preparatory Network Announces New Board Chairwoman and New Board Members

Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) announces the appointment of a new chairwoman, Evelyn Henry Miller, and three new members to its board of directors: Christine Breck, Lisa Cooley and Stef Mauler. A nonprofit, YWPN’s mission is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women, many of whom are the first to attend college in their families, the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life.

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Young Women’s Preparatory Network Announces its Valedictorians and Salutatorians

“Exceptional,” “bright” and “driven” describe the Young Women’s Preparatory Network valedictorians and salutatorians this year. YWPN supports seven all-girls public schools in Texas with private enhancements, and six of those schools just held their graduations. Grand Prairie’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy will graduate its first class in 2017.

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Respect Starts Here Generates Media Interest

Thank you to all that were able to join us at our Respect Starts Here Reception and Art Exhibit on May 4th! It was a wonderful conclusion to the first year of Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s empathy building, anti-bias program. We are so grateful for all of the incredible support and well wishes from those who were unable to join us, and we hope you can enjoy the event through the photos and news coverage.  Please click the following links: Dallas Morning News VideoNBC5 DFWDallas WeeklyDallas ISD The Hub Article, and Dallas ISD The Hub Video.  You may view additional photos on the Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s Facebook page by clicking HERE. Please call 214-824-1400 or email for more information.

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