Umoja ASTEP Informational Brochure


  • Designed for African-American scholars
  • Offers courses with an African-American focus
  • Based on African values of community
  • Celebrates African-American culture
  • Promotes academic excellence

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Dr. Paula Parks, Umoja Coordinator
(661) 232-0191
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  • Courses with an African-American theme
  • Faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Community of motivated students
  • Mentoring support
  • Umoja counselors to help you stay on track to graduate and transfer
  • Village space to study with support
  • Indabas on topics of interest
  • Academic and cultural events
  • Activities with the state-wide Umoja Community
  • Out-of-state trips to tour Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Book loans
  • Visits to colleges in California
  • Free school supplies
  • Scholarships
  • Opportunities to be immersed in culture