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CYWD
About the Center for Young Women’s Development

For 20 years, the Center for Young Women’s Development has empowered and inspired thousands of young women experiencing incarceration or life on the streets to create positive personal and social change. The Center for Young Women’s Development is one of the first non-profits in the United States run and led entirely by young women. We are currently in the process of re-assessing the mission, vision and staffing structure required to continue supporting groundbreaking young women-led initiatives. Meanwhile, our Sisters Rising and Girls Detention Advocacy Project programs continue, with a new cohort of Research Organizers hired this past fall.