Umoja Student Development Corporation

Umoja centers students in our mission, adults in our practice. 

Umoja is a capacity-building organization. Supporting Chicago Public Schools since 1997 has revealed that more equitable education for students can only be achieved by equipping adults with new skills to meet students more holistically. Since our founding, Umoja has impacted over 10,000 educators, over 75,000 students, and nearly 150 school partners statewide. Through direct student service-provision, Umoja staff were able to impact the lives of hundreds of students across the city of Chicago through SEL programming. By investing in sustainable adult learning, practices, and mindsets, we equip a community of educators to exponentially expand the impact of Umoja's best-practices in Chicago and across the nation.

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