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Our mission is to increase the number of African-American students transferring to four-year colleges and universities! We thrive to assist UMOJA students to gain a better understanding of their identity in order to foster a stronger sense of navigating through higher education in the pursuit of college transfer achievement and lifelong success!

Interested? Complete the Eligibility Application or Come to the SWC Counseling Center and ask to meet with our UMOJA Counselor. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of the Student Services Center, or call (619) 421-6700 extension 5240

UMOJA Community



Committed to understanding the history of the Black experience in the United States, our connection with Africans throughout the world and our relationships with other cultures. Empower members of the Black culture.

BSU Advisor

Abdishakur Omar


Black Brotherhood Leadership Association

The Black Brotherhood Leadership Association (B²LA) is an alliance of black male student leaders that focus on academic success, personal growth, career development and community outreach. Through open communication, mentorship, accountability, and academic discipline, B²LA is dedicated to increasing retention, graduation and transfer rates of black males at Southwestern College. B²LA strives to provide a safe environment for black males to address challenges in life, build identity, and overcome personal daily obstacles.


Abdishakur Omar 


Rasheed Aden 


SWC Black Alliance

SWC Black Alliance 

Abdimalik Buul, Chair

Myesha Jackson, Co-Chair

SWC Black Alliance Student Resource Directory 


              CASSIE ( The Committee for African American Student Success in Education)

The Committee for African-American Student Success in Education (CAASSIE) offers various scholarships that are merit, plus need-based, designed to address the financial needs of African-American students, with the hope of closing the opportunity gap. The awards process is highly competitive and the awards are given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, from an accredited college or university.


The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes

Contact Information:
Phone: 619.263.7823
Address: (Community Room) 1st Floor 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

San Diego Black Chamber

The voice of Black businesses through effective relationships with industry, government, educational and faith-based organizations can advance the mission of CSDBCC; to promote economic exchange, business and civic advancement for monetary stability within the San Diego Black community.

Contact Information:
Phone: 619-269-9400
Address: 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego #383, CA 92114

                                        North County African American Women’s Association 

The North County African American Women's Association is an exciting, all inclusive, non-profit, volunteer organization with the mission and focus of empowering women in Northern San Diego County. The NCAAWA offers exciting opportunities in networking, leadership, community service, fundraising for scholarships, women's empowerment, health awareness, and education.

Contact Information:
Phone: (760)978-6534
Address: 4140 Oceanside Blvd. #159, Oceanside, CA 92056




Last updated: 1/25/2018 11:46:44 AM