Job Title: Family Resource Coordinator at Watauga County Schools and Co-Founder of Q' Pasa Appalachia
Family Resource Coordinator at Watauga County Schools and Co-Founder of Q' Pasa Appalachia
Yolanda Adams, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, came to the High Country in 2002. She holds a 2-year degree in Business Administration from Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 2012, she was hired as the Spanish Interpreter and Translator for Watauga County Schools (WCS). Her passion and service to the Latino community led her to apply and receive Family Resource Coordinator for WCS. She has implemented the Juntos program, a program developed by NC State University. She has worked tirelessly to build bridges between the Latino Community and Law enforcement by helping set up meetings between communities with programs such as Coffee with a Cop and the Latino Fair. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Q’ Pasa Appalachia. Yolanda also serves as a Spanish Interpreter for multiple agencies in the High Country to provide the best services for the Latino Community. Adams currently serves as the Chair for High Country Community Health, Chair for Manos Latinos Unidas, Board of Directors for the Boone Chamber of Commerce, member for the Immigration Justice Coalition, and a leadership team member of WCCI.