Sankofa Scholars

Sankofa Scholars Program

Sankofa heartAbout Umoja

  The Umoja program has 23 participating community colleges in the state of California. The goal is to meet the needs of our diverse college community and ensure success by offering comprehensive retention services.

The new De Anza Sankofa Scholars Program, part of the Umoja Community, is designed to assist African Ancestry Students in achieving success.

The Sankofa Scholars Program encourages students to

  • See themselves within a positive historical and cultural context
  • Value the tradition, wisdom, accomplishments, suffering and perseverance of the past.

This also includes seeing other people and ideas with the respect that is due to everyone. Through this philosophy, students can seek wisdom, knowledge and culturally relevant connections to build productive personal and community relationships.

Sankofa Scholars
Location: Student and Community Services Building

Last Updated: 9/24/09