Christine Awambu, Josh Ngo, Amari Pursel, Vic West, and Vanessa Young are all moving on to the next step in their educational journeys, and we are so proud of them!

Extra congratulations go to Vic West, the very first winner of our Umoja Scholarship!

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Update: Our college's physical campuses - including our Umoja village - are currently closed as part of the regional response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Students in need of services should contact Dr. Maggie, Sista Dawn, and/or Tijan White by phone, text, GroupMe message, or Canvas email.

Are you interested in studying African American history and literature? Do you want to experience African American-themed cultural events? The Umoja Scholars Program is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.  Join Umoja!

Why Join Umoja?

  • Increase your potential for academic success
  • Form lifelong friendships
  • Attend college tours (such as HBCU campuses)*
  • 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

*HBCU - Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

For more details about the Umoja Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Maggie McKenzie at or or call 510-659-6273.

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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

We have an Umoja Advisory Group (UAG) that meets twice a semester.  Our meetings dates and times are TBD. 

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

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