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The SCC Umoja Program



The Umoja Program is a statewide community network of resources and educators, who are “committed to the personal growth and self –actualization of African American and other students". 

Students here at SCC will benefit from services and programs like; advising, counseling, books, learning communities, program space, food, workshops, and much more. SCC's Umoja program is a community gathering space for African American / Black, and other students to come together to honor and celebrate Black Excellence, and to discuss the real issues that affect students and the broad African American / Black community. 

Umoja Program Office: B-212 

Umoja Hours: Online Chat 1:00pm to 5pm (Chat Link Below)


To meet with the Umoja Counselor contact 714-628-4915.


Introduction to Umoja (Video)

Program Services

There are many incentives and support services when you join our Umoja Program, including but not limited to:

  • Orientation
    • Get to know the program and the school with help from Umoja Program staff and students. 
  • Academic Counseling
    • Online Educational Counseling is available to Umoja Students
  • Liberation Library
    • Loan Books on topics of Black Excellence, Social Justice, Tips for Academic Success, and more. 
  • Umoja Mentor Program
    • Connect with Second Year Umoja Students to ease the transtion of college
  • Increase academic skills and abilities
    • Get tutored by other Umoja Students
  • Motivational and educational workshops
  • University and Cultural Tours
  • Community service opportunities
    • Attend State-Wide Umoja Community Conferences, Summits, and Symposia​


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Moore Family Scholarship  




The Umoja Community strives to create pathways for students to achieve their dream of higher education through an ethnic of love and intentional support. It is with great pride that the Umoja Education Foundation and its partners can offer $3,000 in scholarships to our students to reward and encourage them on their path to greatness.

The Moore Family California Community College Transfer Guarantee to HBCUs Scholarship. Two $1,500 Scholarships will be offered.


  • Must be currently enrolled at an Umoja affiliated college and be an active participant of an Umoja program during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Completion of 30 or more units with a minimum 2.5 GPA verified by college transcripts.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance from one of the 29 HBCUs that are part of the CA Community College Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Letter of recommendation from an Umoja counselor, an Umoja faculty member or an Umoja mentor.
  • Complete an essay of 250-500 words regarding what inspired you to transfer to one of the Historically Black College and University partner institutions. Include in the essay, your intended major and career goals.

Application Opens: March 12, 2021

Application Closes: May 14, 2021

Notification: June 4, 2021

Interviews: June 14-16, 2021

Final Notification: June 25, 2021

Questions: Contact Dr. Jahvry Bailous at


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