Umoja changes students’ lives through purposeful relationships.

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We equip students for postsecondary success.

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We help students develop skills & behaviors for academic success.

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We transform student behavior
& school discipline systems.

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Umoja’s Professional Development & Curriculum team offers workshops, curriculum, and customized support to districts, schools, and community-based organizations.

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20th Anniversary Spring Fling!

Save the Date! Join us for Umoja's 20th Anniversary Spring Fling Gala on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at the Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago.

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20 Years, 20 Stories

Umoja is incredibly proud to celebrate our 20th Anniversary during the 2017/2018 school year! In honor of this important milestone for our organization, we are excited to share 20 of our favorite stories from the past 20 years. 

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Program Spotlight: Preparing Chicago Youth to Succeed

Umoja was founded on the principle that all young people, regardless of their circumstances, deserve the opportunity for postsecondary success -- and our Seminar Program provides that opportunity. 

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Umoja Works

“Focus on what you have to do; don’t let anyone stand in your way.”

Leoncio, Senior Student at Sullivan High School

“I was 56% sure about going to college, but after the tour I was 100%!”

Latrice, Senior Student at Tilden

"I don’t see how the curriculum would have been successful without Umoja. It’s really allowed me to focus on the social emotional issues the students are lacking..."

Chloe Bentley, Teacher at Al Raby High School