Umoja changes lives.

Umoja makes a lasting impact on thousands of Chicago area students. Our students go on to attend college, receive educational fellowships and pursue a range of professional opportunities. Here are just a few stories from those students and the adults who walk with them.

George Jackson Security Officer, Sullivan High School

"I feel like the Peace Room is my FRIEND!"

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Marsuelle Marasas Teacher, Tilden Career Community Academy

“It fuels me to know that I could maybe help 1, 2, 3, maybe 80 students.”

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Daivon Senior Student at South Shore International College Prep

"The Peace Room allows you to talk things out and stay in school and come back the next day.”

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Leoncio Senior Student at Sullivan

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

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Joshua Senior Student at Al Raby

Joshua has found Umoja to be a critical resource in preparing him for post-secondary success.

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Latrice Senior Student at Tilden

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

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Chloe Bentley Teacher, Al Raby High School

"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..."

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Tony Smith Teacher, Sullivan High School

"One Team, One Family."

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Cynshae Freshman Student

"The Peace Room helps the situation become a two-way mirror, not just looking in the mirror at your own experience."

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