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Gena Lopez, Ujima Program Director

Monday - Thursday 9AM - 4 PM, Friday (by appointment only)
Phone: (626) 585-7255
Fax: 626-585-7187

For More information about the Ujima Program or the Ujima Club:

Please call 626.585.7255 and leave a message with the following information:

Your full name, PCC Lancer ID#, Best phone # to reach you, and E-mail address along with your reason for calling.


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Ujima 2012-13


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Ujima, That's Who We Are!

What does Ujima mean?

Ujima pronounced (oo-JEE-mah) is the third of the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba (principles of Kwanzaa). Kwanzaa is an African American celebration of the first fruits. Ujima meaning collective work and responsibility represents the direction we guide students in their learning and development.

What is the Ujima Program?

The Ujima Program is a learning pathway designed to enhance the experience of African American students through counseling, instruction, mentoring, and community building. The Ujima Program’s primary focus is to equip our students with resources to aid in successful academic, social, and personal development. Each student will receive an introduction to college through math, English, personal growth and development, and study skill enhancement courses. Upon successful completion students will advance in their sequential courses and continue in a general education pattern towards transfer and degree completion. Ujima students work together as a community by participating in college tours, partnership in the arts, tutoring (midterm/ finals) and community activities.

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Ujima Kwanzaa Celebration at Jackie Robinson Community Center Feat. Rebecca Cobb (Right)


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