Yocum African American History Association

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Yocum African American History Association
Today’s Date: * Friday, April 28, 2023
Organization’s website https://www.yocumblackhistory.org/
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

PO Box 1507
MEDINA, OH – Ohio 44258
United States
County *
Your Name * Ken Yocum
Your Title *
Your email address * kenycm@gmail.com
Your Phone Number (330) 606-8462
Executive Director’s Name *
Sandra K Yocum
Executive Director’s email address * Sandy@SandraYocum.com
What is the mission of your organization?
The Yocum African American History Association (YAAHA) is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to sharing educational resources about black history and providing historical milestones that prove that black history is American history.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • [5] Education
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
We have over 21,000 followers on Facebook and that number continues to grow. The most common comment we received regarding our posts is “Why didn’t I learn this in school”. All of our resources have been focused on highlighting the accomplishment of Black Americans from Colonial times to the present. Our current project is to publish The Chronicle of Heroes: American Black History in Pictures and Text. This will be an American story of resilience, cooperation between races, and determination to correct the wrongs while celebrating the accomplishments of our citizens. It is the good, the bad, and the ugly; it is an American story. Our purpose is to share this history to prove that Black history is American history and challenge the status quo about what we think we know about Black history.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
We want to feature a student guest columnist to write a Blog entry of 500 words or less for our website or an article for our Newsletter of 250 words or less.
Volunteer coordinator Sandra Yocum
Volunteer coordinator’s email address sandy@sandrayocum.com
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (216) 408-7095