Call for New Board Members

Sacramento, CA (November 26, 2023) – The Umoja Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce the official call for new board members. Our Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated community leaders who provide strength and stability to Umoja’s infrastructure. We are seeking excited new board members whose talent, expertise and energy can further Umoja’s vision as a preeminent global educational organization that provides transformative, emancipatory education to uplift and inspire academic excellence of self-actualization for students of African descent.” 

Why become an Umoja board member? 

Umoja Board members are community leaders and members who have a deep interest in ensuring educational equity, access, and opportunity for students. Participating Board members learn the needs of Black students in the state of California and the best and most promising practices for student achievement. Benefits include critical educational networking, access to key leaders in the public educational systems, and collaboration among key voices in education including students, educators, policymakers, and others. Board members also impart their experience, wisdom, and shared values to a powerful group of leaders.  

What is the Board Member's Commitment? 

Umoja Board members commit to full engagement and participation in meetings, activities, and events to support the mission of Umoja including strategic planning, fund development, advocacy, and participation in statewide activities. On average, board members commit 2-3 hours per month. 

What are the preferred qualifications? 

  • Proven leadership 
  • Previous board experience 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with nonprofit organizations 
  • Experience with large and complex organizations 

Ideal nominees may be higher education leaders, financial planners, corporate/private business leaders, political leaders, community activists and/or corporate development officers. 

How do you share your interest? 

Interested candidates may submit their resume/CV and a letter of interest to the Umoja Board of Directors Governance Committee by e-mailing

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About the Umoja Community Education Foundation 

Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and critical resource 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. Umoja actively serves and promotes student success for all students through a curriculum and pedagogy responsive to the legacy of the African and African American Diasporas. To learn more about or donate to the Umoja Community Education Foundation, call 916-661-6455 or visit, like Umoja Community on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @Umojaedu. 


Publish Date: 
Monday, November 27, 2023

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