Yolanda Fraction, M.Ed. is passionate about developing leaders to make a social impact at the global and national level. She leads training and development at the Hunger Center, supporting the leadership development of Leland and Emerson Fellows and Zero Hunger Interns. She believes that training is a capacity-building vehicle that enables leaders and organizations to change the world for the better. She is purpose-driven, has the heart of a servant-leader, and the mindset of a lifelong learner. She was formerly the Training Manager at the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and managed training for Maryland AmeriCorps members and grantees.
Yolanda holds a certificate in international studies and social change from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies. Her graduate degree in adult and organizational learning from Northeastern University and bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from George Mason University have enabled her to design and implement everything from large-scale conferences to eLearning modules. A proud native of Southern Virginia and an AmeriCorps alum, she loves all things related to hiking, traveling, and the arts!