A Day of Service: Gardening with The Campaign Against Hunger

Today we join The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) at their Far Rockaway Farm & Market for a day of volunteer service. This was also a great opportunity for our YWLA students to learn about gardening and growing fresh vegetables. The farm is used to produce and bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train others to do the same. Healing Garden at Far Rock Farm grow thousands of pounds of food in farm-style rows, run weekly farmstands, … read more


Celebrating Excellence: YWLA Student Accepted to 30 Colleges with Over US $1M in Scholarships

Congratulations to Saniya Gajadhar,  our very own Young Women’s Leadership Academy scholar,  on her outstanding achievement!! American born – Guyanese teen accepted in 30 colleges with US $1M in scholarship By Tracey Khan – Saniya Gajadhar is a proud first-generation American-born Guyanese who has been accepted into 30 colleges and received over the US $1M in scholarship funds. Speaking to this newscast after finding out the good news Saniya said, “I feel very blessed and accomplished.” Saniya Gajadhar is a … read more


It’s Orientation Day!

The frigid temperatures and impending snow couldn’t put a stop to Orientation Day at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy! We are excited to announce we welcomed back thirteen 2019 students, with the addition of five new students, into the 2020 class. Also joining the YWLA2020 team are Nalini Dyal and Arlene Kendall, who both have extensive backgrounds in education from collegiate and high school levels, respectively. We are extremely delighted with the addition of two great new resources for the … read more







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