Deadline to Register: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 2:45pm

Summer Learning Institute: The Summer Learning Institute (SLI) is an intensive institute designed for Umoja Community program faculty and staff. The training focuses on immersing attendees in the philosophy, pedagogy, theoretical foundations, and best practices based on the Umoja Community model. Educators from California Community Colleges have the opportunity to engage in courageous and bold discussions with other Umoja Community program staff. Participants are encouraged to attend as a college team, as they are allowed the to discuss and refine their programs based on information learned at the institute. Examples of the content presented at the SLI include program structure and implementation, elements of African customs and rituals, and cultural applications for teaching English, math, and college success/guidance courses. - Registration ends May 20, 2024, 5:00 pm.

The registration cost is $525 and includes most meals, all materials, and internet in the meeting space.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024:

  • 7:30AM - 9:00AM   Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00AM - 10:00AM  Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM General Session
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM Region Meetings, Pt. 1
  • 12:00PM - 1:30PM  Lunch
  • 1:30PM - 3:15PM   General Session
  • 3:15PM - 3:30PM  Ustawi
  • 3:30PM - 5:00PM  Concurrent Sessions
  • 5:00PM - 5:30PM   Closing of Day
  • 6:30PM - 8:30PM   Evening Reception

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024:

  • 7:30AM - 9:00AM   Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00AM - 10:15AM  General Session
  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM Keynote Speaker, with Q&A
  • 12:00PM - 1:30PM  Lunch
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00PM  Engagement with Keynote Speaker
  • 3:00PM - 3:15PM   Ustawi
  • 3:15PM - 4:15PM  Region Meetings, Pt. 2
  • 4:30PM - 5:30PM   Concurrent Sessions
  • 5:30PM - 5:45PM   Closing of Day

Thursday, June 13th, 2024:

  • 8:30AM - 10:30AM  Umoja White Ceremony
  • 10:30AM - 12:00PM Brunch
  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM  General Session
  • 2:00PM - 2:30PM   General Session
  • 2:30PM - 2:45PM   Ustawi
  • 2:45PM - 4:00PM   Concurrent Sessions
  • 4:00PM - 4:30PM   Listening Session
  • 4:30PM - 5:00PM   Closing Ritual
  • 6:00PM - 8:30PM   Communal Dinner


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registration is transferable, please get in touch with the Umoja Office in writing at Please make sure to revisit the Eventbrite webpage to transfer your registration per the website instructions.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration is seven (7) business days before the event. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment.
  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.
  • Colleges will still be billed for registrants who did not attend, open tickets purchased for unidentified registrants, and cancellations made after the deadline.
  • By registering, you agree to submit payment and acknowledge this policy.
  • Unpaid balances must be paid before event registration.

Additional Questions? - Feel free to reach out to the Umoja Community Education Foundation at


Travel and Lodging


Due to the remote location, Umoja will be incurring the cost of ground transportation for participants flying into the SFO (San Francisco), OAK (Oakland), and STS (Santa Rosa) airports. We will cover the cost of the airport shuttle that will take attendees to the DoubleTree Rohnert Park, as well as the returning cost of traveling from the hotel site to the servicing airport. These airports (OAK and SFO) are serviced by Aveloa Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines, with direct flights to/from Burbank, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego,  and Seattle.


The Doubletree is now SOLD OUT! Please book with our overflow hotel, the Oxford Suites Sonoma County!

Location:​ 67 Golf Course Drive West, Rohnert Park, 94928

  • Room Rate: $176.00 (Standard King or Standard Double Queen)
  • Registration Deadline: May 21, 2024
  • Check-In Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM
  • Parking: $18.00 Per Vehicle