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Welcome to Umoja

Enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of California Community College students.

The Umoja Community serves at risk, educationally and economically disadvantaged students, believing that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, students develop self-efficacy and a foundation for academic success. Umoja actively promotes student success for all students, with an emphasis on African American student success, through culturally responsive curriculum and practices. Chancellors and college presidents from across the community colleges act as a consortium to advise the Umoja Governing Board on program implementation and generate ideas for securing additional funding.


  • 27 community colleges
  • 27 consortium members
  • 15 pilot colleges
  • 16 counties
  • Over 2000 students served annually


Tom deWit
Co-Director, Umoja Community, English Professor, Daraja Program
Chabot College
T: 510.723.6821
Dr. Donna Colondres
Co-Director, Umoja Community, Counselor/Professor, AMAN/AWOMAN Program
Chaffey College
T: 909.652.6226

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Community Colleges

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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