Yolanda Contreras

Madera, CA - Yolanda Contreras is the second to the oldest in a family of five siblings. Furthering her education was not easy, but she has persevered. In 2006 she earned her AA in General Studies from Reedley College. Yolanda then majored in Social Work, and obtained a certificate in cross-cultural competency. Her long term goal is to earn a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. In 2008, she completed an internship with Community Action Partnership of Madera County (CAPMC), Victim Services Center, which is an agency that helps victims who have experienced in Domestic Violence, Victim/Witness, and Rape/Sexual Assaults. This experience compelled her to pursue a career in community work. She is currently working for CAPMC, at Madera Community Food Bank (MCFB) as a Hunger Campaign Coordinator. Her duties are to attend and participate in community collaborative meetings, develop food pantries, implement and supervise the 1-800-Finding Food Line, establish a data base system for emergency food referrals, and develop hunger education curriculum as well as a hunger campaign for Madera County. Yolanda is excited to be a part of the Green For All Academy Program and being able to contribute to food justice in her hometown of Madera, CA. 


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