Yolanda Hockett has shown her commitment to education by raising $85,520.70 for priority schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools district 1. This significant amount of funding was distributed among four schools – Haynes Middle School ($12,550.03), Alex Green Elementary ($11,304.82), Cumberland Elementary ($11,665.85), and Whites Creek High School ($50,000) – to help improve educational outcomes for students in the area. This accomplishment showcases Yolanda’s leadership skills, her ability to mobilize resources and her passion for education.
In 2020, Yolanda Hockett took a stand against the sale of the land known as Trinity Ridge, which was being considered as a means to fill a budget gap. Her opposition was based on the fact that the land was a valuable asset to the community and its sale would have a negative impact on the area. Thanks to Yolanda’s efforts, the land was not sold, and it continues to be a valuable resource for the community. This accomplishment demonstrates Yolanda’s leadership skills, her commitment to preserving community assets, and her ability to bring people together to achieve a common goal.
Yolanda Hockett played a key role in the creation of a law that requires local education agencies to provide educational services to students incarcerated in Juvenile detention centers. This law went into effect as a direct result of the DMC education task force that Yolanda spearheaded. This accomplishment showcases Yolanda’s passion for education, her leadership skills, and her ability to bring about meaningful change. It also demonstrates her commitment to advocating for the rights of marginalized communities and ensuring that they receive the support they need.
During a budget shortfall, Yolanda Hockett was able to advocate for the preservation of a girls residential facility that was in danger of closing down. Through her advocacy efforts, the facility was kept open, and it continues to provide essential services to the community. This accomplishment demonstrates Yolanda’s determination, her advocacy skills, and her commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those in need. It also showcases her ability to bring people together to achieve a common goal and her willingness to take on challenging issues to make a difference in her community.
Yolanda Hockett has demonstrated her commitment to public service by running for Metro Council District 2 in 2019. This shows her willingness to take on new challenges, her determination to make a difference, and her dedication to serving the community. By putting herself forward as a candidate for public office, Yolanda demonstrated her courage, her confidence, and her determination to bring change to the district.