Yolanda Jack is an Educator and Youth Program Coordinator at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, where she leads groups of youth and adults, introducing them to many aspects of African and African American history. As a result of the global pandemic, Yolanda has been focused on working to bring historical and cultural knowledge to light through video and web production at the museum.
A Detroit native, Yolanda attended Cass Technical High School and Howard University for Acting, then transferred to Theatre Administration, but graduated from Wayne State University with a B. A. in Acting. Yolanda returned home after 10 years on the East Coast to work at Mosaic Youth Theatre as the Technical and Touring Coordinator, begin a family, and to establish One World Theatre Company with her husband, Phillip Jack.
Yolanda is an award-winning actress at the Detroit Repertory Theatre and has taught and directed theater with both youth and adults. Between being a student at Howard and founding One World Theatre, Yolanda’s career has taken her from stage managing concerts on Howard’s campus for of the likes of Phyllis Hyman, Stephanie Mills and George Clinton to working at Crossroads Theatre where luminaries like Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis and others both encouraged and set the standard for her career to now educating, producing theater and advocating for youth, families and women. Yolanda is the board member at-large of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA).