2022-2023 AmeriCorps*VISTA

Yanah is the Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders’ 2022-2023 AmeriCorps*VISTA with The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). Yanah’s interest in education, community outreach, and policy cultivated a deep passion for addressing equity in urban schools. As a recent graduate of Temple University, one of her defining moments was reading the framework of Charles Murray’s Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality. The book inspired her to study community education and political science while volunteering in spaces such as Cradles to Crayons, The Collective Success Network, and Philabundance.


Yanah taught Kindergarten at KinderCare Learning Center.  She recently interned at PHL Pre-K under the Philadelphia Office of Children and Families as an enrollment specialist, where she reviewed and supported enrollment rates, parent engagement, and site supervision. Yanah enjoys running, nature walks, and practicing healthy, clean living during her free time.