Courtney Kimberling Radcliffe Hired as New Executive Director

(Dallas, Texas, May 11, 2016) – Courtney Kimberling Radcliffe has joined the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (Fort Worth) as its Executive Director. She brings a combined 15 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of healthcare with the JPS Foundation, public broadcasting with KERA, and education with Southern Methodist University.

A native of Fort Worth, Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in communication from Texas Wesleyan University and a masters degree from the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism. YWLA is the first single-gender school in the Fort Worth Independent School District, operating in partnership with the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy and the Young Women’s Preparatory Network.


About Young Women’s Preparatory Network:

Founded in 2002, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network is a nonprofit agency that partners with public school districts in Texas to operate the largest network of all-girls, public, college preparatory schools in the nation. The organization provides funding and other resources to seven Texas schools with about 4,200 students in 6th through 12 grade. Each YWPN school features a STEM-focused curriculum and is largely attended by economically disadvantaged students. In 2014-2015, the network’s 247 graduates received offers of more than $29 million in academic and merit scholarships and have matriculated to 87 different colleges and universities. More information can be found at