AKWAABA (WELCOME) TO OUR NEW UMOJA SCHOLARS!

Would you like extensive academic support?  Would you like to take classes in a family environment?  Would you like to learn about the cultures of the African Diaspora?

Consider joining Ohlone's Umoja Scholars Program!

Our Spring 2021 events are all held via Zoom.  Current Umoja students can join our events through our Umoja Canvas shell, using the links in ConferZoom.  Any prospective Umoja students and other interested guests should contact umoja@ohlone.edu for event information and Zoom access.  We'd love to have you join us!

WHAT IS UMOJA?

The Umoja Scholars Program is a learning community at Ohlone College.  We combine academic learning with counseling, social support, and opportunities for cultural exploration.  This program is designed for students of African descent, to promote their success, yet ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME.

Our name comes from the Kiswahili word 'umoja" that means "unity."  Our Umoja program is part of the statewide Umoja Community.

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WHY JOIN UMOJA?

  • Increase your potential for academic success
  • Form lifelong friendships
  • Attend college tours, and get help with transfer applications
  • Become familiar with campus resources by working with UMOJA mentors
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Experience cultural events and activities
  • Get help finding and applying for scholarships
  • Be part of an empowering community

For more details about the Umoja Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Maggie McKenzie at mmckenzie@ohlone.edu or Umoja@ohlone.edu or call (510)-659-6273. 

Update: Our college's physical campuses - including our Umoja village - are currently mostly closed as part of the regional response to the Covid-19 outbreak.  Umoja activities have moved online.  Umoja Students in need of services should contact Dr. Maggie and/or Sista Dawn by phone, text, GroupMe message, or Canvas email.

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SUPPORT THE UMOJA SCHOLARS PROGRAM

If you would like to contribute your time and talents to the Umoja Scholars Program, please email Umoja@ohlone.edu.

We have an Umoja Advisory Group (UAG) that meets twice a semester.  The next meeting is TBD via Zoom.  Please email umoja@ohlone for a Zoom link if you would like to join us.

Financial contributions can be made through the Ohlone Foundation. Please indicate that your gift is for Umoja. Thank you!

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