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YBAA Chicago recently welcomed incoming Yale College students from Chicago during a reception on August 1, 2015

YBAA Chicago recently welcomed incoming Yale College students from Chicago during a reception on August 1, 2015

YBAA – Chicago Chapter members are deeply rooted in Chicago’s Yale and Black communities. With hundreds of Black alumni based in the Chicago metropolitan area, we routinely host social events and community service projects. YBAA-Chicago Chapter has recently co-sponsored and promoted numerous events with local Yale affinity groups and nonprofit organizations, including Yale Club of Chicago, Yale Latino Alumni Association, Deborah’s Place, Y-Apply, and the Pajama Program – just to name a few.

If you are new to the area or simply wish to connect with local alumni, we welcome you to experience “Sweet Home Chicago” with your local YBAA – Chicago Chapter!

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Contact Information

Christopher Quander ’86
President, YBAA – Chicago Chapter
E-mail: chicago@ybaaonline.org

Spring 2015 events:

Jan. 18: YBAA-Chicago “American Promise” Viewing

May 9: Yale Day of Service

May 14: Elizabeth Alexander ’84 Book Signing (Chicago)

May 20: YBAA-Chicago: Lecture by Yale Professor Crystal Feimster

Aug. 1: Welcome Reception for new students

 YBAA – Chicago Chapter Member Victor Chears ’74 Receives William McCormick Blair Distinguished Service Award. 

On October 24, 2012, the Chicagoland Yale community including numerous YBAA- Chicago Chapter members gathered at The Casino in downtown Chicago to celebrate Victor Chears’ receipt of the William McCormick Blair Distinguished Service Award.

YBAA-Chicago Chapter Board Member Victor Chears ‘74, left, and Yale Club of Chicago President Scott Williamson ‘80, right.

YBAA-Chicago Chapter Board Member Victor Chears ‘74, left, and Yale Club of Chicago President Scott Williamson ‘80, right.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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PAST EVENTS:

  • Yale Day of Service at Y.O.U. Evanston

    Save the date:Saturday, May 11th, 8:00am - 8:00pm

    On May 11, 2013, the YBAA – Chicago Chapter co-sponsored a Yale Day of Service Beautification Project at Y.O.U. Evanston in conjunction with the Yale Latino Alumni Association’s Midwest Affiliate and the Yale Club of Chicago.

    Yale Day of Service at Y.O.U. Evanston
  • Y-Apply – Chicago Workshop

    Save the date:Saturday, June 22nd, 8:00am - 8:00pm

    On June 22, 2013, YBAA – Chicago Chapter members will be volunteering at the third annual Y-Apply Chicago Workshop at Schiff Hardin LLP. Y-Apply is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating high achieving public school students from diverse backgrounds and their families about financial aid options and the application process to top-tier colleges and universities. For more information please visit y-apply.org.

  • Welcome Reception for Incoming Class of 2017 and Parents

    Save the date:Friday, August 30th, 6:35pm - 7:35pm

    YBAA- Chicago Chapter will host a reception for the incoming Class of 2017 and their parents. Details are forthcoming.

  • YBAA-Chicago Film Screening–Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

    Save the date:Tuesday, August 5th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Please see the following link for information regarding the August 5 film screening for Anita: Speaking Truth to Power.  YBAA-Chicago is co-hosting the screening.

    http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1393741/fbf1b2be4d/571757585/d4348d8e6e/

    Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

    Film Screening and Speak-Out

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    5:00 – 8:00 pm
    Loyola University
    25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL