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 / Eligibility

Umoja Classes

Fall Courses

Spring Courses

*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, a savings of over $250.00.

Umoja Fall 2015 Events

Photo Gallery

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Transfer Agreement

Contact Us

Program counselor/coordinator:

Don Love
cell: 619-846-1009
Facebook Page

Make a Donation

To make a contribution to the Umoja Program, click here___Link to Foundation web site____ and select Umoja from the designation menu.


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.