Welcome to the Umoja Community Program

What is Umoja?

Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is committed to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences and increasing the persistence and retention rates of African American and other students. Our Umoja community actively serves and promotes success for all students through a curriculum responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student–mind, body, and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, Umoja will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.

Student Benefits

Program Requirements

* Students who are not eligible for Math 30 or Math 64 are still welcome to become full members of our Umoja community and participate in all additional Umoja activities (i.e. Porch Talks, field-trips, cultural outings, leadership opportunities, etc.).

Umoja Classes

Fall 2017

*To enroll in Umoja cohort classes interested students must obtain a permission code from the Umoja Program counselor.
**Cohort participants may receive the textbooks for class through the textbook loan program each semester when available.

Umoja Fall 2017 Events

Umoja Statewide

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Transfer Agreement

Contact Us

Program counselor/coordinator:

Don Love
Cell: 619-846-1009
Facebook Page

Umoja Student Success Liaison:

Joshua Henderson

Phone: 760-757-2121 ext. 6474
Facebook Page

Make a Donation

To make a contribution to the Umoja Program, mail a check made out to:
MiraCosta College Foundation
1 Barnard Drive, MS 7
Oceanside CA 92056
*Please specify the Umoja Program in the memo line.

*The MiraCosta Umoja Community is a consortium member of the Umoja Community of California Community Colleges.