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.
Senior Seminar 2014 graduates who applied to 3 or more colleges
FAFSA completion for Class of 2014 Senior Seminar students
College acceptance for 2014 Senior Seminar graduates
Students at Umoja partner schools who say Seminars help them develop a plan for life after graduation
Umoja University attendees who feel more prepared to be a peer leader in their school community
Umoja University teacher attendees who felt more confident in their ability to meet student development goals
Senior Seminar students indicating Seminar teacher motivates them to do better
Reduction in out-of-school suspensions across RJ partner schools from 2012/13 to 2013/14
Reduction in high level disciplinary infractions in 2013/14 RJ school partners.
Peace Room prevention, intervention and interruption cases in 2013/14