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Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning unity and focusing on the importance of togetherness among family and members of a community.
Umoja Program Scholars (UPS) actively serves students and promotes academic success for all, with a special emphasis on African-American students. The program is designed to help students make a smooth transition to college and successfully transfer to a four-year university.
The Umoja Program Scholars curriculum is designed to improve skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking. Umoja Program Scholar's faculty and staff firmly believe that all students can and will learn when given "intentional and deliberate" guidance and instructional support.
Umoja Vision Statement
Umoja Program Scholars is a powerful experience that transforms and touches students' lives by providing a supportive and safe learning environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged.