Why a Learning Community?
Ooo-moe-juh (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a
learning community and critical resource program dedicated to enhancing the
critical and educational experiences of African, African American, and other
students. We believe that when the voices and histories of African American students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, it will help students experience themselves as valuable and worthy of an education.
The Umoja Program
The Umoja Program provides an environment to Survive and Thrive and specifically targets the retention, persistence, and success of African-American students. Exclusive, it is not. Students from a diverse, wide-range of varied backgrounds are participants in the program. The overall goal is to help students progress toward their success.
Why Such a Program?
Research has revealed that mentoring relationships, along with intentional and deliberate focus on successful strategies, help to increase positive outcomes for historically under-represented populations. Course completion and academic success in college for African-Americans are amongst the lowest of students attending California colleges. The program objective is to promote student success and improved lifetime outcomes through a curriculum that is responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas.
For more information please contact:
Coordinator, Instructor, Counselor
The Umoja classes (COUN, SPCH, and MATH) will be held on the campus.
Events for Fall 2021
Monthly Indabas - 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7
Weekly Porch Talks - every Thursday
November: Umoja Conference - date TBA
December: Kwanzaa Celebration - 12/9