Kylah Field '09 Opens Young
Women's Resource Center in Chester YWCA
by Yiwen Looi '09
Kylah Field '09
Kylah had been working on the project since the summer of 2007, using a Lang Opportunity Scholarship she obtained at the end of her sophomore year to provide initial funding for the center. Kylah credits the women in her life for inspiring the project, saying, "They have served as caretakers, mentors, role models, and confidants, constantly providing me with great advice and perspective." To that end, she hopes that the YWRC will similarly enable women and girls to gain the information and skills they need to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Kylah says she hopes the YWRC will enable women and girls to gain the information and skills they need to achieve their goals.
The holistic emphasis of the YWRC is certainly a reflection of its founder. Kylah is currently an honors political science and education major and plans to go to law school after graduation. Nevertheless, she is applying for further grants to allow the YWRC to continue operating long after she has left Swarthmore.