Umoja Black Scholars Community offers culturally relevant:
● Academics - (Accelerated, transferable, and aligned with your academic goal(s)).
● Advising and Counseling - (Both academic and personal, we help you plan your success and stay motivated.)
● Tutoring - (Individual and group tutoring connections to keep you at the on top of your game.)
● Financial Aid/Scholarships - (assistance completing applications and connecting you to resources to make your academic dreams a reality.)
All Umoja Community programs adopt 18 Core practices to support student success:
Raising “Intentional & Deliberate”, Ethic of Love- the Affective Domain, Manifesting, Umoja Counseling: Affirming, Integrated, Intentional, The Porch, Live Learning, Language as Power, Tapping African American Intellectual, Spiritual, and Artistic Voices, Awareness of Connectedness to African Diaspora, Community-building Communal Intelligence, Acceleration- English, Math, ESL, and Counseling, Occupy Study Spaces on Campus, Mentoring, Mattering, Umoja as Power Base, Encircling Diversity, Gifting, Everybody’s Business.
Read more about each integral practice here: https://highline.umojacommunity.org/umoja-practices
● Serving over 4000 students annually
Coordinated Studies (10 CR) [Env. Science 101 & Sociology 101]
College Studies (3 CR)
English 101 (5 CR)
Communication Studies (5 CR)
Elective (2-5 CR)
Math 146 (5 CR)
Critical Thinking for Equity (5 CR)
Elective (2-5 CR)
|** The classes in Bold are Core Umoja Learning Community Classes and certain sections are only offered to admitted Umoja Students.||
● You are a community college student enrolled or in the process of enrolling in classes at Highline College.
● You have not completed the core Umoja Learning Community Classes.
● Fill out an interest form (select Highline from drop-down menu): https://umojacommunity.org/interest-form
● Apply to Highline College: https://admissions.highline.edu/apply/
● Attend an Umoja Information Session
● Apply to Highline Black Scholars Program: here
● Attend a New Student Orientation: https://advising.highline.edu/NSOhome.php
● Apply for Financial Aid at Highline: https://financialaid.highline.edu/apply/how-to-apply/
Advisory Group & Teaching Faculty:
Liz Word - Faculty, Communication Studies (Coordinator)
Darryl Brice, PhD - Faculty, Sociology
Maurice Byrd, - Faculty, Business
Maurice Dolberry, PhD - Adjunct Faculty, Diversity and Global Studies
Shawna Freeman - Faculty, Business
Shijuan Haynes - Umoja Program Assistant (Alumnus, Umoja Learning Community 2)
Shane Kibler-Trimboli - Faculty, Mathematics
Tania Lopez - Assessment Advisor
Laura Manning - Faculty, Communication Studies
Michelle McClendon - Workforce Education Services
Patricia McDonald - Faculty, Education
Shon Meckfessel, PhD - Faculty, English
Aaron Modica - Faculty, Sociology
Woody Moses - Faculty, Life, Ocean, & General Sciences
Shannon Waits - Director of Academic Assessment and Placement
Nicole Wilson - Faculty, Counseling Services
To apply, complete the application here!
For questions about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.