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ERIC Number: EJ867364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
A Village without Borders: Umoja Programs Level the Playing Field for African-American Students
Beebe, Anthony; Burgess, Terrence; Carroll, Constance; Charlens, Erin
Community College Journal, v79 n5 p34-39 Apr-May 2009
The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) has implemented programs designed to help African-American students overcome the psychological and cultural obstacles to successful participation in formal learning environments. African-American students suffer low achievement rates in higher education compared with all racial or ethnic groups. "Umoja," meaning "unity," programs aim to establish social networks and resources dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African-Americans. The authors describe the approach, highlighting the California Umoja program, and its outcomes for students so far.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California