Yolanda is one of the 2012 José Luis Rodriguez Scholarship winners. The scholarship is awarded each year by the Friends of the Lincoln Acres Library. Yolanda is the first person in her family to go to college, and attributes much of her accomplishment to the support provided at the Lincoln Acres Branch.
"At home we didn't own a computer and when I had projects I came to the library. The library provided me with the equipment like computers and books that I need for school. Each time that I came here the employees would help me in anything that I needed. Even though I have struggled to get where I am my school and library has motivated me to try harder because I have seen the dedication that each one of them has towards someone that needs help."