Who We Are

The Umoja Community is a student support program where educators and
learners are committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African/African American and other students. The Umoja Community seeks to educate the whole student– mind, body and spirit. Benefits of joining the UMOJA Community at the College of Alameda:

  • Experience college in a new way!
  • Personalized academic counseling and integrated instruction.
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Community enrichment activities
  • Student “village” space
  • Priority registration
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) tour

Our Services


Fall 2019 Regular Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm


Fall 2019 Jerel McGiffert Counseling Hours

Tuesday and Thursday  12:30pm-5:30pm

jmcgiffert@peralta.edu; (510) 748-5274


Fall 2019 Betty Frias Counseling Hours

Monday and Wednesday 8:00am-2:00pm

bfrias@peralta.edu; (510) 748-2370