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Genderversity & Multicultural Center

Welcome to Los Angeles City College


Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a learning community dedicated to the academic success, personal growth, and self-actualization of African-American and other students.Umoja Kwanzaa Celebration

What Are The Benefits?

Complete the UMOJA Application

  • Supportive Environment
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Cultural Workshops and Events
  • Leadership Development
  • Academic Workshops
  • Faculty and Staff Mentoring
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Tours

Program Requirements

  • Complete Umoja Application
  • Attend Umoja Orientation
  • Sign Program Contract
  • Meet with Counselor to develop an educational plan

Download the Umoja Program Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact the Umoja Coordinator, Andrea Eke at or Dr. Blaine Simmons, Umoja Counselor at

 Live Chat With This Department

Video chat with UMOJA & LGBTQ+ on Cranium Cafe

Financial Aid Assistance

Get your questions answered with a Financial Aid Technician virtually!

Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online in Cranium Cafe in the Umoja Lobby