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.

By the numbers: COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

96%

Senior Seminar 2014 graduates who applied to 3 or more colleges

98%

FAFSA completion for Class of 2014 Senior Seminar students

91%

College acceptance for 2014 Senior Seminar graduates

 

By the numbers: social and emotional learning

95%

Students at Umoja partner schools who say Seminars help them develop a plan for life after graduation

98%

Umoja University attendees who feel more prepared to be a peer leader in their school community

96%

Umoja University teacher attendees who felt more confident in their ability to meet student development goals

95%

Senior Seminar students indicating Seminar teacher motivates them to do better

By the numbers: restorative justice

35%

Reduction in out-of-school suspensions across RJ partner schools from 2012/13 to 2013/14

28%

Reduction in high level disciplinary infractions in 2013/14 RJ school partners.

1402

Peace Room prevention, intervention and interruption cases in 2013/14