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ECS - What is Umoja?                                                                    

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The UMOJA (a Kiswahili word meaning Unity) Program is not only a community; but a critical resource, that is dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African Americans and other students at Grossmont Community College.


ECS-UMOJA Eligibility

Students who are interested in participating in the UMOJA Cohort for the 2018 - 2019 academic year should: 

1.      Enroll in the 1 Unit UMOJA Counseling Classes for the fall 2018 & spring 2019 semesters (classes & section numbers listed below).

 2.      Take their math & English placement assessments as soon as possible or submit their SAT scoreshigh school transcripts, or other college transcripts to Grossmont College so that we can recommend the appropriate UMOJA math or English instructor.

 3.      Schedule an UMOJA Appointment with UMOJA Program Coordinator Jason Allen (619.844.3089 cell) to create an Academic Educational Plan that features our awesome UMOJA English & math & other professors for your fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters!!! 


  • UMOJA Regrsration is also open all year round.


      FALL 2018 UMOJA COHORT CLASS - COUNSELING 130 (Study Skills & Time Man) – Section 1440 – Instructor Jason Allen – Wednesdays 8:00am – 10:05am

·        SPRING 2019 UMOJA COHORT CLASS – COUNSELING 110 (Career Decision Making) – Section 1506 – Instructor Jason Allen – Thursdays 9:00am – 10:50am

Program Benefits                                                               

  • Learning communities-completion of Math & English
  • UMOJA Supported classes & Instruction
  • Tutoring & supported Classes & instruction
  • Tutoring & Academic support
  • Financial aid & Scholarship Opportunities
  • ECS - Umoja Benefits
  • Educational Planning
  • Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Participation in Local and State-Wide Conferences
  • Cultural Field Trips (Plays, Museums, etc.)
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Educational workshops/retreats
  • Campus Tours-- California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), and Private Colleges
Last Updated: 12/12/2018


Grossmont Umoja
Phone: (619) 844-3089

  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District