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?
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.
The following courses are offered through the Umoja Scholars program this year:
Fall 2019: ACS 010, English 100S, and History 061
Spring 2020: English 221 or 230, Math 28/34 & Math 34, and Humanities 050
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.
Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-473-7602.