Impacting our community,
our schools and our future.
Umoja leverages relationships, resources and programs to create the conditions and opportunities critical for postsecondary success. Our students’ growth is what drives us. Their success in high school and beyond is our success.
Over the years, Umoja has helped thousands of local students achieve their academic and career goals. Umoja was recommended by Root Cause as one of only two high-performing college access and success organizations in Chicago, based on a rigorous evaluation of organizational health, program performance, and social and economic impact.
College enrollment for Umoja's Upward Bound program
FAFSA completion for Manley 2012 graduates
College acceptance for Manley 2012 graduates
Manley seniors who applied to 5 or more colleges
Teachers at Umoja partner schools who say they have built a personal relationship with students in their advisory
Teachers at Umoja partner schools who feel better equipped to build purposeful relationships with other adults in their building
Umoja University (UU) Summer Institute teacher attendees who felt more confident in their ability to meet student development goals
Teachers who attended the UU Summer Institute who feel more prepared to be a peer leader in their school community
Single-year reduction in out-of-school suspensions at Manley (2011/12 from 2010/11)
Reduction in overall disciplinary infractions at Manley since Umoja began RJ work
Peace Room prevention, intervention and interruption services provided in 2011/12