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San Antonio African American Community Museum and Archive (SAAACAM)

Preserving authentic African-American history in San Antonio, Texas as a community-driven digital archive and museum.

aka SAAACAM   |   SAN ANTONIO, TX   |  https://saaacam.org/

Mission

To collect and maintain a community-driven, digital archive of authentic, African-American history in the San Antonio region (Bexar and surrounding counties); to steward and advocate for the preservation of cultural and physical African-American resources; to develop interdisciplinary education programs; and to produce enriching cultural experiences.

Ruling year info

2018

CEO/Director

Deborah Omowale Jarmon

Board of Directors President

J. Maurice Gibbs

Main address

3737 Broadway Suite 300

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209 USA

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EIN

82-2423422

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Community Celebrations (A27)

History Museums (A54)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

History Harvest

The unknown and untold history of San Antonio’s African American descendants is just beginning to be uncovered, and the potential is vast and urgent. This known legacy reaches back to the early days of the republic with Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, and battles with Mexico. History Harvest events are organized by SAAACAM as an authentic and community-driven way to begin the work of telling stories about Black San Antonio through oral history interviews and relationship-building.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

Raise your awareness of racism, unintended biases, colorism, classism, prejudices, and more. Each month, we will explore a different topic.

Stereotyping
Historical Eurocentric Education
Diasporic Education
White Privilege
Systemic Racism
Cultural Celebrations
Racial Pride/Black Dignity
Allyships
The curriculum is divided into age-appropriate sections with a myriad of fun yet thought-provoking and engaging activities. At the end of each month, elementary students will engage in a virtual storytime. Middle school and high school students will engage in a webinar with the RaceEd founders as hosts, a subject matter expert, and a licensed counselor.

Population(s) Served

Explore San Antonio's Black History on your computer, tablet or phone by visiting our website, saaacam.org. We have 12 digital exhibits available.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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San Antonio African American Community Museum and Archive (SAAACAM)

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

J. Maurice Gibbs

Ameriprise Financial

Term: 2021 - 2024

Joseph Harrison Sr.

University of Phoenix

Tracy Watts

Alamo College District

Sallie Frederick, SAAACAM Board Secretary and Education Committee Chair

Retired Educator

Cary Clack

San Antonio Express News

Anna Chowdhury

University of Texas Science Center

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.