Meet Umoja

Umoja knows that all students can succeed.

Umoja is an on-the-ground partner for schools and districts focused on ensuring every student graduates from high school equipped for college and career success. We achieve this by equipping teachers, staff and school leaders with the knowledge, skills and tools essential to increasing on-track and graduation rates, decreasing disciplinary infractions and increasing college enrollment.

The Umoja Model

Umoja’s programming emphasizes three core areas of student development— college & career readiness, social & emotional learning, and restorative justice.

Umoja’s model is designed to meet the social-emotional needs of students, create a safe and restorative climate and intentionally connect students’ investment in their education to their future aspirations and opportunities.  

Umoja is currently impacting more than 7,000 public high school students and 500 teachers at 10 core public high school partners across Chicago, and an additional 10 schools through pilots with Chicago Public Schools.

Learn more in the video below about one of our school partnerships: