Before becoming an Adelante employee, her family attended the Leamos Juntos Program since 2011. She volunteered and later became Adelante’s Latino Community Organizer she would make calls, recruit community members, and help identify community issues. Yajaira soon transitioned to the Administrative assistant, assisting with the front desk, answering the phones and greeting visitors. In 2013 -2014 Yajaira took the position of Youth outreach specialist working in the Los Niño’s program, providing Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs prevention teachings to children in the Los Niño’s after school program. Yajaira is Parent peer mentor for Adelante’s pilot program Mom’s Matter.
Yajaira is happily married for 7 years now in August. A mother of 4 children whom she absolutely adores. Her family loves to take road trips, enjoy visiting Toledo’s Metro Parks and discovering new areas of play.