Umoja's 2022 Summer Institute features a range of events that serve as professional development tools, network opportunities, and leadership opportunities for the entire Umoja Community to support our students, coordinators, faculty, staff, and more!

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Umoja Faculty Institute | Waterfront Hotel | Monday, June 13-14, 2022 |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER / CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA

Summer Learning Institute | Wednesday, June 15-18, 2022 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER / CLICK HERE TO VIEW AGENDA

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 given the opportunity 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.

STEM Transfer Academy | Thursday, July 14-16, 2022 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Umoja Community will host a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math) Transfer Academy for our students. This event will expose future transfer students to discipline faculty, university student mentors, industry professionals, and others who will provide them with foundational skills in math, engineering, science, and other related fields.

Student Leadership Summit | Thursday, August 4-6, 2022  |  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We are excited to convene, train, and organize our student leaders to go forward to make great contributions to their local programs and the broader campus environment for African American students this coming academic year. The summit will provide historically and culturally grounded leadership training. Umoja student leaders will also be featured prominently in next years' Umoja events and receive ongoing training provided by Umoja throughout the year.