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The Cleveland chapter is currently “in formation.” If you would like to get involved, please email the Membership and Chapter Development Chair at membership@ybaaonline.org.

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  • 45th Anniversary of the House "Inspiring Global Leadership in the 21st Century"

    Save the date:Friday, October 17th, 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Join alumni, family and friends as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale.  Showcasing prominent intellectuals, industry leaders and emerging talents that have passed through the “House,” our Anniversary is an opportunity to explore the legacy of this institution first hand and experience our alumni and students discussing topics of vital importance to our collective communities across the world.

    The House welcomes all alumni and community members to share in the dynamic programming of this weekend. Register now and check in as we update our panels, speakers and name our featured keynotes!


  • YBAA-Cleveland: DOS – Greater Cleveland Food Bank

    Save the date:Saturday, May 7th, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Volunteers are needed to help with event set-up for Market at the Food Bank, the Food Bank’s annual fund raiser.
    Each volunteer will need to create a Volunteer Profile with the Food Bank and RSVP to our event by registering at the Cleveland Food Bank website using the event registration code:CZ9o04. Please note that volunteers who do not RSVP will not be able to sign-in when they arrive for their scheduled event.
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  • YBAA-Cleveland: DOS-Freedman's Bureau Indexing Project

    Save the date:Saturday, May 21st, 4:22pm - 4:22pm

    The soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Archives, and FamilySearch.org have teamed up to index more than 1 million Freedmen’s Bureau records by the time the museum opens Sept. 24. The Freedmen’s Bureau, which existed from 1865 to 1872, compiled records on as many as 4 million freedmen and women as it oversaw everything from labor contracts to marriages – all carefully preserved at the National Archives, and an incomparable resource, once it’s fully indexed for public use. The project started last year – June 19, 2015 was the 150th anniversary of the effective elimination of slavery in this country when Texas slaves were freed. More than 10,000 volunteers have indexed about half a million records since.
    We will lend our help to the effort with a team indexing project at Cleveland’s premier genealogical research center, the Western Reserve Historical Society library, on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, including a break for light refreshments.
    *Please bring a laptop with you for the indexing project!*

    – See more at: http://yaledayofservice.org/find-service-site/cleveland-freedmens-bureau-indexing-project-may-21#sthash.lLz71zl4.dpuf

  • Yale Day of Service 2017

    Save the date:Saturday, May 13th, 12:00am - 11:59pm