YWCP Principal Toyia T. Wilson is a "Woman To Watch" according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. At the end of August, she was featured in the newspaper's monthly section, which highlights women doing great things in our community. In the article, Ms. Wilson shared some of her personal background, her favorite movie, and how she plans to use her new role at YWCP to "pay it forward." Click here to read the article.
Members of the United Way's African American Leadership Development program (AALDP) class of 2015 known as the "Green Team" presented YWCP Foundation's president and CEO LaShunda Leslie-Smith with a check for $150 on September 2nd to support our programs. The AALDP is a unique development program that identifies, trains and promotes the placement of African Americans in policy-making positions at community organizations in Rochester. Leslie-Smith is a 2005 graduate...
Welcome back! Members of the Class of 2021 joined our returning students for the first day of school on August 31st. This year, YWCP will educate more than 275 girls in grades 7-10. We are excited to introduce some of our new staff members, including Principal Toyia Wilson, Coordinator of Instruction Sanya Pelrah, Staff Developer Tracy Harris, and Director of College Counseling Bradley Rosenbaum. For more information about YWCP administration, ple...
Students in both our incoming 7th and 9th grade classes are getting a taste of the college life through Summer Bridge. The 7th Grade Summer Bridge program takes places over three weeks on the campus of Nazareth College, and is sponsored by a Community Partners grant from the United Way of Greater Rochester. During the program, which takes place from July 27th-August 14th, the students will take classes, participate in STEM projects with the Girl Scouts,...
Why Not Me?
September 23, 2015 - Rochester is home to so many amazing women! One of the first to come to mind is Susan B. Anthony. As one of the nation's greatest social reformers, she played a critical role in the women's suffage movement and became the first woman to appear on a US coin. And she spent her entire life right here in our great city!
September 08, 2015 - After our first full week, I would like to take a minute to pause and think about the success we shared with our girls. Our students returned to school to ready to learn! When I floated from classroom to classroom… [More]