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ORGANIZATION: Young Women's Leadership Academy

Friends of YWLA is a membership-based group made up of women who want to make a difference in the lives of girls at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. This auxiliary group supports YWLA’s mission by creating awareness, raising funds and serving as an event volunteer base. Being a part of the Friends of YWLA group is an engaging and enriching way to make an impact to help empower and educate local girls. Each member chooses which areas they are interested in serving. Friends of YWLA provides its members the flexibility and opportunity to share their energy and talents at their own pace, so they can make a difference in our community.


Assist with office support by filing, conducting research, answering phones, serving as a front office greeter, running errands, and keeping the office organized. YWLA is looking for individuals interested in dedicating a specific amount of time each week or month (3 or more hours) to help us with administrative activities.


Provide in kind donation coordination by gathering basic need donations for students with items such as jackets, shoes, and backpacks. Help organize teacher resource room, maintain the uniform donation room, organize donation items, and contact teachers to arrange for timely dispersal of those donations. Post new donation needs on Friends of YWLA Facebook group.


The duties of this committee include: (1)help create promotional material (2) participate in community events to raise awareness of YWLA and ways to get involved (3) coordinate media coverage of public events of the corporation in collaboration with corporation staff, (4) develop a Speaker’s Bureau made up of Friends of YWLA members who shall provide community organizations, agencies, groups and institutions with information about the corporation’s various fundraising activities and other events.


Do you enjoy planning gatherings? Do you have contacts in the community? This might be the place for you! Volunteers assist YWLA staff by joining special event committees, assisting with sponsorships, and planning fundraising events to support YWLA.

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About Young Women's Leadership Academy


8040 Yermoland, El Paso, TX 79907, US

Mission Statement

The Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), a nonprofit organization that partners with public school districts to operate the largest network of all-girls, public, college-preparatory schools in the nation. All YWPN schools feature a STEM-focused curriculum. The core values are college readiness, leadership and wellness life skills. More information about YWPN can be found at Our mission is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life.


The Ysleta Young Women's Leadership Academy is the only FREE, all girl, college preparatory public school in West Texas. YWLA opened in the 2016-2017 school year with 125 6th grade girls and 98 7th grade girls adding a new 6th-grade cohort every year after. When at capacity, we will have grades 6-12 (middle school and high school).

Our young women are exceeding academic expectations and proving all students, regardless of their background or socio-economic status, can excel if given the right opportunity. Our school has a foundation of STEAM curriculum with a focus on our core values: Responsible Leadership, College and Career Readiness, and Wellness Life Skills.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Women


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8040 YermolandEl Paso, TX 79907



  • Mentoring
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Capacity Planning
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 monthly meeting

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