EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR EQUAL TALENT

OUR MISSION

YES identifies promising students from underserved communities and equips them with the resources, support, and academic skills required for success through high school, college, and career.

YES SCHOLARS WHO MATRICULATE INTO COLLEGE
100%
YES SCHOLARS WHO GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE
93%

YES LOCATIONS

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
YES-LA serves students from more than 35 neighborhoods in LA County, from the South Bay to East LA to the San Fernando Valley.
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
YES-NYC serves students from Manhattanโ€™s District 5: Central & West Harlem.
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
YES-Chicago serves students from Chicago West, as well as the South and East sides of Chicago.
Appalachia, NC
Appalachia, NC
Appalachia, NC
YES-Appalachia serves students across the Ashe and Watauga Counties of North Carolina.

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YES HIGHLIGHTS

Carlos Doesn’t Remember | Revisionist History Podcast
Of the tens of thousands of talented, low-income students who graduate from high school every year in the United States, most never make it to universities appropriate to their gifts. Americ...
Young Eisner Scholars – Eric Eisner Speaks About YES
Recently, Eric Eisner, Chris Bonilla, and Lizbeth Ledesma were interviewed by reporter Margaret Carrero for CBS Newsradio in Los Angeles, CA. During the first interview, Mr.Eisner explains t...
Eric Eisner Wall Street
The Wall Street Journal – The Unlikely Reformer
  When former Hollywood mogul Eric Eisner decided to help the smartest students in the roughest Los Angeles schools reach their potential, he led them to a brighter future the only w...
Eric Eisner Town Country
Town & Country Magazine – T&C 50: The Biggest Philanthropists of 2015
  Making Headlines: After retiring as president of the David Geffen Company, Eisner founded YES (Young Eisner Scholars), which picks gifted underprivileged children in Los Angeles an...