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Why Join Umoja Sakhu?

Educating the Whole Student – Mind, Body, and Spirit

A community of learners seeking to illuminate and touch the spirit.

Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning unity and focuses on the importance of togetherness among family and among members of a community.

Sakhu is a Kemetic or Egyptian term that describes the study of or the illumination of the human spirit.

Umoja Sakhu at American River College (ARC) is a community of learners seeking to illuminate and touch the spirit of our students.

More About Umoja Sakhu


Phone: (916) 484-8096 or (916) 484-8489



UNITE Center
Inside the Student Center near the cafeteria


Tera Reynolds, Coordinator
(916) 484-4573

Judy Mays, Counselor

Kim Herrell, Counselor
(916) 484-8387

Tanisha Jenkins, Student Personnel Assistant
(916) 877-5014

Denzel Phoenix, Student Personnel Assistant

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Want to Join Umoja Sakhu?

Umoja Sakhu is open to all students and is uniquely designed to increase the success, graduation, and transfer rates of African ancestry students by offering a curriculum and counseling support focused on the unique cultural needs of Black and African American students.

Information Meetings/Program Orientations

Information Meetings/Program Orientations for interested students are held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm via Zoom beginning May 3, 2023.

To sign up, please email or, or contact any staff person listed on this page.

Village Time/Virtual Village Fall 2023

UNITE Center
Day and Time to be determined