All Mission College students are welcome, regardless of background. If you are interested in joining the Umoja Community program, fill out our Student Interest Form.
Empowering and Motivating
The Umoja Community empowers and motivates African American students (and other students from disproportionately impacted populations) to excel in academics.
Programming includes community engagement, cultural empowerment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and self-love.
The statewide Umoja Community includes over 50 California community colleges.
There are hundreds of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students.
Explore the African and African American experience in the United States through a curriculum responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas.
An emphasis is placed on UMOJA Community principles.
- Meet with Umoja Counselor twice each semester.
- Attend a minimum of three Umoja events/program activities each semester.
(Receive $100 Book Store Voucher each semester for meeting program requirements)
- Be open to transferring to a four-year university.
- Participate in all Umoja Community program activities/events each semester.
- Enroll in the Umoja-focused English & Counseling Cohort Courses each semester.
Benefits of Program
The Mission College Umoja Community (MCUC) empowers and motivates African American students, and other disproportionately impacted student populations, to excel in academics through community engagement, cultural empowerment, and self-love.
- Access to a Supportive Community
- Dedicated Umoja Counselor
- Dedicated Umoja English Professor
- Umoja Community Courses
- College Field Trips (CSU, UC, HBCU, etc.)
- Book Store Vouchers
- UMOJA Scholar scholarship
- Cultural Activities and Workshops
- Umoja Student Club and Organization
- Umoja Merchandise
- Leadership/Employment Opportunities
Past Speakers and Events
See more visitors of our past speaker series. See all photos of Umoja events.
UC Berkeley Spring 2022 Tour
SJSU College Tour Spring 2022
Black History Month 2022