Umoja Scholars Program

Umoja is the Kiswahili word for UNITY.

Umoja Scholars Program's Mission

The Umoja Scholars Program is committed to enriching, fostering, and nurturing the educational experience of all students, especially African American and first-generation college students, ultimately preparing them for academic, personal, and professional success beyond Los Medanos College. This program addresses student needs through academic support services and a curriculum that focuses on African-American literature and history as well as contemporary issues facing the African-American community.

How does the Umoja Scholars Program work?

The following courses are offered through the Umoja Scholars program this year:

Fall 2020: ACS 010, English 100S, and Social Science 110

Spring 2021: English 221 or 230, Math 110S & Math 110, and Humanities 050

 To join the program interested students must be enrolled as an LMC student, have completed the English and Math assessment tests and have applied for the Umoja Scholars Program.

Once approved, Umoja Scholars will enjoy the benefits of registering for blocked Umoja classes in English, Math, ACS, and select GE courses; access to a full-time academic counselor; cultural activities; and leadership development opportunities.

Students who have already taken these sequence of courses are welcome to join the Umoja Leadership Collective (ULC) which is an officially chartered Los Medanos College club. Club membership will give students the opportunity to participate in Umoja Scholars events and activities, plan club events, and engage in leadership opportunities.

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