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Downtown building renovated for Young Women’s Leadership Academy

photo courtesy of the city of Fort Worth


A. Lee Graham



Renovations on the new Young Women’s Leadership Academy campus are expected to reach completion this fall.

According to the city, the Fort Worth school district has begun its $5.8 million renovation of a four-story building at 401 East Eighth St., the site of the new campus.

The all-girls school outgrew its space on Magnolia Avenue. Ultimately, the school will expand from its current grades 6-9 to house grades 6-12.

Enrollment is expected to reach about 250 students this year and 375 students in 2013-14 before eventually reaching a capacity of 525.

The central downtown location is intended to make the campus accessible to more students. Enrollment is open to all female students in the district.

Adding to academy to downtown is among objectives in Plan 2023, a 10-year strategic action plan for downtown aiming to establish the urban core as a place of learning for all ages.

More information is available at 817-814-2580 or http://schools.fwisd.org/ywla/Pages/default.aspx




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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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