Cultural Learning Communities
Umoja Black Scholars Program
Umoja is a community dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. We believe that when the voices and histories of students are deliberately and intentionally recognized, the opportunity for self-efficacy emerges and a foundation is formed for academic success.
Puente is a learning community focused on Latinx curriculum. The main objective of the national Puente Project is to help Latinx students obtain a bachelor’s degree. It is similar to the Umoja or TRIO programs. The Puente model has three main components: writing, academic counseling and mentorship. 25 students will be enrolled in specific courses during their first year. Enrollment begins every fall.
Boosted by a federal grant from the White House Education Initiative, AANAPISI provides access to mentorship, advising and wrap-around support services to build successful pathways for the Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islander students in our community.