UMOJA

The College of Marin Umoja program is open to all eligible students and is designed specifically to increase the retention, success, graduation, and transfer rates for students of African ancestry. All college of Marin students are encouraged to participate.

Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students.  The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student body, mind and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community deliberately engages students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.

The Village is a dedicated Umoja space on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, Umoja students are welcome anytime—including the hours shared with the tutoring center.

ABOUT UMOJA

Umoja is a community of educators and learners committed to academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student body, mind and spirit. Informed by an ethic of love and its vital power, the Umoja Community will deliberately engage students as full participants in the construction of knowledge and critical thought.