Yahaira Escribano

MPA, 2019

Finance & Programs Officer, Hartford Land Bank

Yahaira Escribano is a proud life-long Hartford North-end Latina resident, a 1st generation high school and college graduate, and a proud product of the Hartford Public School system. She was the first person in her family to make it past the tenth grade, eventually earning a B.A. degree in Urban and Community Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA), both from the University of Connecticut.

She is the Finance & Programs Officer for the Hartford Land Bank. In her new role at the Land Bank, Yahaira will do that by helping to create a sustainable pipeline of local developers and homeowners. She eventually wants to become a homeowner herself in her beloved North End community. Prior to that, Yahaira connected local residents with needed nutritional assistance through her work at CT Foodshare. She has also worked with Hartford students to obtain educational scholarships and other scholastic resources through her work with the Hartford Promise. Additionally, Yahaira proudly serves as the Second Vice-Chair of the Hartford Board of Education and at the UConn Board of Advocates.

Yahaira deeply believes the Hartford Land Bank can be a catalyst for community members to create generational wealth and break the cycle of poverty, particularly in North End neighborhoods. She wants to continue building bridges between community members and the assistance they may need to not just survive, but thrive.

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