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This email was sent to new students who identify as Black or African American on their application.

Aug. 2, 2023

Find Success, Support + Friends With Umoja

Dear Student,

Would you like to join fellow De Anza students in a program designed to connect you with new friends, resources and academic support?

The Umoja Learning Community is designed to promote academic success and help you prepare for university transfer – while exploring historic and cultural contributions from across the African Diaspora.

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Umoja is a cohort program, which means you take some required classes together with your group. You can also enjoy related activities outside the classroom and get extra support from the full-time Umoja academic counselor.

First-time students who join Umoja and certain other Learning Communities at De Anza may qualify to attend Summer Bridge, a helpful and fun introduction to college that will be held on campus, Aug. 28-31.

You can learn more about this Learning Community by visiting If you’re interested, be sure to submit the online form so we can follow up with you and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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