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The YBAA-Philadelphia Chapter was inaugurated in 2012. We sponsor cultural, social, networking and community events. Yearly events include the Freshmen Reception, Holiday Party and Yale Day of Service. We enjoying partnering with the Yale Club of Philadelphia. We also use our membership list to promote and support the professional and charitable activities of our members. We invite all alumni in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware area to join us.

Contact Information

Lisa Slade Martin ’83 and Arlene Barochin ’10

email: philly@ybaaonline.org


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  • Freshman Reception

    Save the date:Thursday, August 1st, 8:00am - 8:00pm

  • YBAA-Philadelphia Summer Reception

    Save the date:Thursday, July 31st, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Please join the Yale Black Alumni Association Philadelphia Chapter to welcome new and current Yale students, their families, and alumni. We’ll make plans for the Afro-American Cultural Center’s 45th Anniversary and toast the next generation of Yalies!

    Thursday, July 31, 2014
    5 pm to 6:30pm

    Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar
    200 S. 40th Street
    (University of Pennsylvania campus)
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Restaurant phone – 215-662-1100

    Please RSVP to Lisa Slade Martin, Ph.D. ’83 Yale College

  • 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!


  • Yale Club of Philadephia Annual Holiday Party

    Save the date:Monday, December 15th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    YBAA-Philadelphia will join the Yale Club of Philadelphia for the annual holiday party on Monday, December 15 from 6:30 to 8:30, in the Club Room of the Phoenix Condominiums. $31 per person includes hors d’oeuvres and open wine/beer bar. Yalies and their friends are invited to enjoy the cheer!