Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of our California (CA) Community College students. The Umoja Community serves at risk, educationally and economically disadvantaged students, believing that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, students develop self-efficacy and a foundation for academic success. Umoja actively promotes student success for all students, with an emphasis on African American student success, through culturally responsive curriculum and practices. Chancellors and college presidents from across the community colleges act as a consortium to advise the Umoja Governing Board on program implementation and generate ideas for securing additional funding.
- Umoja Community: http://umojacommunity.org/about/
- Umoja Scholarship: http://umojacommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Scholarship-Flyer-20131.pdf
- Culturally Responsive Curriculum: Inquiry into Practice: Reaching Every Student Through Inclusive Curriculum