Projects

African American Heritage House
African American Heritage House in San Jose, CA

BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM

It is the Vision of Joyner/Payne Youth Services, Inc to establish the Black History Museum – Silicon Valley, in San Jose, by the year 2020. The Museum will showcase the Black Legends Hall of Fame, a permanent recognition of these Black Pioneers, as well as the contributions of Black Americans in America throughout the development of this country. Initially we will have a virtual museum while we gather support and contributions to be able to acquire and develop a physical facility.

BLACK LEGENDS AWARDS


JPYSA sponsors the production of an Annual, Black-Tie/Red Carpet “Black Legend Awards – Silicon Valley Ceremony” to recognize local Black leaders, living or deceased, whose significant contributions have enhanced the quality of life in Silicon Valley and beyond; To honor the recipients of the Awards by introducing the temporary Black Legends Wall of Fame (housed in the African American Community Service Agency).

Anoinette-McCoy
2020 Black Legends Award S.T.E.M. Winner

AQUARIUS PROJECT

The Aquarius Project provides an important tool for outreach and inclusion of the population, to offer a scientifically-based approach for leadership development and violence prevention, one that has been tested in other urban settings and developed to a capacity within the community that embraces non-violence and positive alternatives for youth.