Meet the Founder
Yolanda Hockett

Yolanda Hockett, Juvenile Correctional Professional, Davidson County Juvenile Center, Chair of Women in NAACP, North Precinct Board Representative for Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Program Committee Chair for Rebuilding Together Nashville, Former President of the Haynes Trinity Neighborhood Coalition, Former Candidate for Metro Council at Large, Former Candidate for Metro Council District 2.

Yolanda has worked at the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center for 30 years in various capacities. She has shown commitment to serving justice-involved youth and has worked with many community organizations. You can catch a glimpse of her work on Jelly Roll’s Save Me documentary on Hulu and Justice USA on HBO MAX. As the President of the Haynes-Trinity Neighborhood Coalition, she led the organization in raising $85,520.70 for the priority schools in the Whites Creek Cluster. She is the past recipient of the VF Honors Community Service Award, The Women Who Rock Nashville Phenomenal Woman Award, The Watson Grove Community Outreach Award, and the Victory 2 Victory community service award.

Her educational background is as follows: Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice -Tennessee State University, Master’s degree in Public Service Management – at Cumberland University, Certified Auditor for the American Correctional Association, and Certified Correctional Executive/JUV.

Professional Memberships include: National Hook-up of Black Women, Legacy Builders Generation Board Member, Rebuilding Together Nashville Board Member, (ACA) American Correctional Association, TN Lives Count Suicide Prevention Task Force. NAACP, Former President of Watson Grove Scholarship Ministry, Former President of
SUCCESS ministry (Sisters United in Christ Committed to Excelling in Stewardship and Service.

Member of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Proud parent of one son, Shaheen Eversley (owner of Coach Sha Training and SJWorld clothing brand and a dog name Joe.

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