Umoja

​​​ Umoja Academic Success Program

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Welcome to the Umoja SJCC, which is dedicated to the academic success of African American and other students. 

Benefits 

  • Supportive community and mentors
  • Classes with Umoja peers and caring instructors
  • Use of Umoja Lending Library
  • Free tutoring
  • Dedicated SJCC counselor
  • Cultural workshops, events, and trips
  • Special scholarship access
Program Requirements
  • Meet with an Umoja counselor
  • Enroll in Umoja courses: English 1A, Guidance 120, ETH 120, or Math 63 (unless already taken)
  • Participate in at least two Umoja events, activities, meetings or trips

Eligibility 

Umoja Open House

About Umoja SJCC 

Named for the Kishwahili word meaning "unity," Umoja is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. 

The Umoja Community Program at SJCC envelops students in a supportive atmosphere designed specifically to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates for students of African ancestry and other underserved populations.  We believe that by honoring student voices, intertwining them with the rich intellectual and cultural traditions of the African and African American diaspora, we lay the foundation for personal, academic, and career leadership.

SJCC's Umoja Community

  • Offers programs that help students to earn certificates and associate degrees and to transfer to four-year colleges, including HBCU's.
  • Has flexible scheduling – day, evening, weekend, and online classes
  • Has a vibrant, diverse student life that includes clubs, sports, musical and theatrical performances, and guest speakers.

The Umoja Program at SJCC offers:

  • A supportive community & mentors
  • Classes with Umoja peers and caring instructors
  • Use of the Umoja Lending Library
  • A dedicated Umoja SJCC counselor who helps you create a comprehensive education plan
  • Transfer agreements with UC's and HBCU's
  • Access to Umoja Community Scholarships
  • Cultural workshops, events, and trips
  • Free tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • End-of semester celebrations

Apply

Umoja Application

Media

Umoja SJCC on Facebook

Umoja SJCC on Instagram

EventsUmoja Calendar Fall 2019

Contacts

Dedrick Griffin 
Coordinator/Instructor
Dedrick.Griffin@sjcc.edu
(408) 298-2181 ext. 3884

Pamela Turner
Counselor/Instructor​
Pamela.Turner@sjcc.edu
(408) 298-2181 ext. 3293

SJCC Supporting Page
San Jose City College
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