Save The Date!

The Umoja XII Conference

November 4th & 5th 2016

Hilton LAX: 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

For Hotel Info Call: 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the code UMO

VIP Reception Invite Only  ~ November 3, 2016

Registration information will be available shortly

For more information please email info@umojacommunity.org or call 916-571-2695


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Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success. Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas. Read More

Educational Philosophy

Umoja is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student–body, mind and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought. Read More

Core Requirements

Colleges wishing to launch a new program or affiliate an existing program focused on the retention and academic success of African American students based on the model established by the Umoja Community of California Community Colleges, are expected to adhere to… Read More

Umoja Community Song

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