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Umoja Community

About the Program

Umoja, a Kiswahili word meaning unity, is a year-long learning community dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

We actively serve and promote student success through a curriculum focused on the legacy of the African and African American diasporas.

Become a Mentor

Join us for Umoja mentorship training — earn PGA!

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Calling Foothill College Faculty, Staff and Administrators


Tuesday, Nov. 14
Wednesday, Nov. 15

2–4 p.m. in Room 6505 (Time/Location for Both Dates)


Can't make it to one of these dates?

Contact Kimberly Escamilla at or 650.949.7943.

Umoja offers

  • College tours
  • Various faculty and peer tutoring options
  • Culturally relevant literary field trips
  • Student regional and national conferences
  • Book vouchers and school supplies
  • A dedicated academic counselor

Umoja students benefit from

  • A tight-knit campuswide community
  • Comprehensive student support programs
  • On and off-campus enrichment activities, including university visits and conferences
  • A safe place to discuss the real issues that affect students and the broader community

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Questions?We're Here to Help!

Tracee Cunningham,Umoja Counselor

Counseling Center, Building 8300 Room 8302

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