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Yonkers African American Heritage Committee

is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was founded in 1975 in The City of Yonkers; it became a 501c-3 organization in 2007. It is a grassroots org. formed by concerned residents (citizens) from the community looking to educate and strengthen our communities economically, physically, mentally and socially.  


We sponsor professional workshops/seminars, do fundraisers and hold annual programs/events such as:

* Black History Month Awards Luncheon

* Scholarship Luncheon/Dinner

​* Education Symposiums

​*Juneteenth Parade & Festival (3-day event)

* Fundraisers: Party with a Purpose, Fish Fry 

* Membership Drive

​* Kwanzaa Celebration

CIick on the 'ANNUAL EVENTS' link to learn more!

We collaborate and network with other established community-based organizations and institutions such as: 

*YMCA of Yonkers

*YWCA of Yonkers

*NAACP of Yonkers

*Sister-To-Sister International

*Yonkers Downtown BID

*Yonkers Riverfront Library

*Nepperhan Community Ctr.

*Local Churches

*Local Businesses

*National Night Out (Local Police Precincts)

*Local Posts: VFW & American Legions

*Yonkers City Hall

* The Hispanic Heritage Organization

We also network with other organizations in other cities/states such Mt. Vernon, White Plains, Harlem NYC, New Jersey


YAAHC understands the importance of 'Community Service' and that's why when we see a NEED, we step in to fulfill it!  Through our 'Donation program', we look to see WHAT is needed: food, clothing, volunteering, monetary donation, etc. for an organization, community or individual (as shown in the 2nd above photo).  Our goal is to alleviate suffering in any way, show compassion for other people, extend LOVE and commitment!  We live by the African proverb- IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD (AND A COMMUNITY).

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