Welcome to the Umoja Community Program
What is Umoja?
Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is committed to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences and increasing the persistence and retention rates of African American and other students. Our Umoja community actively serves and promotes success for all students through a curriculum responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student–mind, body, and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, Umoja will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.
- Learn what it takes to succeed in college and in life, along with making new friends to start college.
- Opportunity to attend Umoja sponsored conferences and regional symposia
- Career, academic, and personal counseling.
- Peer Mentoring
- University visits
- Cultural Experiences
- Opportunity to develop leadership skills in a supportive environment
- Access to Umoja Community scholarships (MiraCosta and statewide)
- Take part in curriculum and teaching practices that empower and increase self-efficacy
Program Requirements / Eligibility
- Students must complete Math and English placement tests
- Must complete an Umoja orientation
- Potential students must meet with an Umoja Counselor and sign a program contract
- Cohort students must be eligible for Math 30 and enroll in appropriate counseling class each semester
- Non-cohort students are eligible to participate in all additional Umoja activities, i.e. Porch Talks, field-trips, cultural outings, leadership opportunities, etc.
- COUN 110
College Success Skills
- MATH 30
- COUN 105
- MATH 64
*To enroll in Umoja cohort classes interested students must obtain a permission code from the Umoja Program counselor.
**Cohort participants may receive the textbooks for class through the textbook loan program each semester when available, a savings of over $250.00.
Umoja Spring 2017 Events
- Umoja Porch Talks
Student Center Clubroom
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Soul Fusion
Saturday, February 4, 2017
5-7:30pm Concert at the Concert Hall, MiraCosta College
Purchase tickets for $10 or make a donation at giving.miracosta.edu
Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Transfer Agreement
Umoja Student Success Liaison:
Phone: 760-757-2121 ext. 6474
Make a Donation
To make a contribution to the Umoja Program, mail a check made out to:
MiraCosta College Foundation
1 Barnard Drive, MS 7
Oceanside CA 92056
*Please specify the Umoja Program in the memo line.
*The MiraCosta Umoja Community is a consortium member of the Umoja Community of California Community Colleges.