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Mission College Umoja

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Welcome to Umoja

About Us

The Mission College Umoja Community will empower and motivate African American students and other students from disproportionately impacted populations to excel in academics through community engagement, cultural empowerment, culturally responsive pedagogy, and self-love.

The statewide Umoja Community includes over 50 California community colleges, and hundreds of educators and learners that are committed to academic success, personal growth and the self-actualization of African American and other students.

All Mission College students are welcome, regardless of background. If you are interested, fill out our Student Interest Form.


Fall 2021 Umoja Community Classes 

Umoja Community Classes - Fall 2021

Take either class or both! All students are welcome! 

If you enroll in both courses listed above, you will be eligible to receive $100.00 book voucher from Barnes & Noble.

Students in these courses will explore the African and African-American experience in the United States through a curriculum that is responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas with an emphasis on the UMOJA Community principles.

Courses Fall 2021
Course Time/s Units Instructor
Counseling 000A, Orientation to Mission College #72015 Tuesdays, 12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m., Online
This course is fully online, with attendance via videoconference during the indicated days and times.
.5 (1/2) units Roshawn Walter (UMOJA Counseling Faculty)
English 001AX, English Composition with Additional Support #70470 Thursdays, 12:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m., Online
Aug 28, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
This course is fully online, with required attendance via videoconference during the indicated days and times.
5 units Staff (Monica Sain, UMOJA English Faculty.)
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Additional Fall 2021 English Umoja Community Courses (only one English course per semester is recommended)
Course Time/s Units Instructor
English 001A, English Composition #70466 Tuesdays, 12:40pm-2:05pm., Online 3 units Roshawn Walter (UMOJA Counseling Faculty)
English 001B, English Composition and Literature #70483 Thursdays, 12:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m., Online
Asynchronous., Online
3 units Staff (Monica Sain, UMOJA English Faculty.)
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Benefits of Program

The Mission College Umoja Community (MCUC) empowers and motivates students of color, and other disproportionately impacted populations, to excel in academics through community engagement, cultural empowerment, and self-love. 

  • Dedicated Umoja Counselor
  • Umoja Community Courses
  • College Field Trips (CSU, UC, HBCU, etc.)
  • Book Store Vouchers 
  • Cultural Activities and Workshops
  • Umoja Student Club and Organization
  • Umoja Merchandise

Umoja Community - About Us


Past Speakers and Events

See more visitors of our past speaker series.

woman dancing

Kwanzaa

Every December, we celebrate Kwanzaa on campus.

Kwanzaa
Angela Davis at a podium as she delivers a speech for students.

Dr. Angela Davis

Dr. Angela Davis, political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.

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Dr. Cornel West poses with three students after delivering talk.

Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West visited campus to give speech and meet our students.

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A young male student in a leather jackt and glasses holds a microphone as he asks a question at a literary event on Mission College campus.

Writer Donnelle McGee

Instructor Donnelle McGee speaks.

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American writer, feminist, and activist Rebecca Walker visits Mission.

 

New York Times best selling author Rebecca Walker speaks.

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Group of Black students post together on an HBCU tour.

HBCU Tour

Students take tours of historically black colleges and universities.

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