Friday, January 24, 2020
The RP Group

Umoja Evaluation Phases I & II




The RP Group is conducting a two-phase evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Umoja program across the state.

Phase I will involve 10 interviews with Umoja program coordinators to investigate the Umoja landscape and effectiveness of support to local programs. Phase II will explore students’ experiences and the academic impacts of Umoja participation.

As a result of investigating the statewide Umoja programs, program leadership will be able to: (1) gain an understanding of the potential impact Umoja programs in the California Community Colleges (CCC) have on program participants, (2) evaluate the effectiveness of technical assistance, resources, and trainings offered by the statewide Umoja program to support local Umoja programs; and (3) identify the connections between Umoja and Guided Pathways, in order to identify effective practices that can be highlighted and recommended for existing and future Umoja programs.

RP Group Lead

Dr. Rogéair Purnell, Project Director

RP Group Project Team Members

Dr. Darla Cooper, Alyssa Nguyen, Dr. Tymika Wesley, Dr. Andrew Kretz, Elisa Rassen


Umoja Community Education Foundation


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  • Focus Populations: Umoja students
  • Status: Current
  • Contact: Dr. Rogéair Purnell, Project Director,

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