Monday, August 25, 2008
One Week Til School Starts: Umoja Comes to West L.A. College!
Turn around, and summer's almost gone...
Sept. 2, 2008 at West Los Angeles College, we officially kick off the Umoja Village, a special program designed to retain and improve the grades and transfer rates of African American students in community colleges. Yes, we are at the bottom.
Here is a link to the website I designed for them and I will be teaching English 21, the class that prepares you for English 28, to be taught by Clare Norris. Both of us are prepping the students to pass English 101, which is the gate that keeps students out of the 4 year institution.
We (the folks in this picture at our week-long training for Umoja) are going to need your help from time to time and I will be letting you know when.
Still not too late to enroll! Make sure the un-enrolled young person in your life at least listens to the audio interview with the Financial Aid Director. Good info there!