From a soccer program to a neighborhood movement

Soccer Without Boundaries

The soccer program is more than just a game—it's a transformative force that unites the community. Led by dedicated coaches, players of all ages and backgrounds gather on both indoor and outdoor fields, where they learn not only the skills of soccer but also the values of teamwork, discipline, and resilience. Beyond the sport, the program serves as a beacon of opportunity, offering youth a safe haven and empowering them to strive for success both on and off the field. In Umoja, soccer isn't just about scoring goals; it's about building friendships, nurturing talent, and shaping the future of the community.

Afterschool program

Umoja's afterschool program is a nurturing environment where young minds flourish and dreams take flight. Guided by passionate mentors, students engage in a diverse array of enriching activities that cater to their interests and foster holistic development. From academic support to creative arts and sports, the program offers a well-rounded experience tailored to each child's needs and aspirations. Beyond the classroom, it cultivates a sense of community and belonging, empowering students to discover their strengths, build meaningful connections, and unlock their full potential.

KickOn Leadership program

Umoja's KickOn Youth leadership program is a transformative platform empowering young individuals to become catalysts for positive change in their community. Through tailored workshops, mentorship, and hands-on projects, participants develop essential leadership skills, including communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, while exploring avenues for personal growth and self-discovery. Led by experienced mentors and supported by a network of peers, KickOn cultivates a sense of purpose and agency, inspiring youth to drive innovation, and champion causes close to their hearts. As a beacon of empowerment, this program not only shapes future leaders but also fosters a culture of resilience, compassion, and unity within Umoja and beyond.

Mosaic Food Program

Umoja's culturally appropriate food bank program is a beacon of compassion and inclusion, providing essential nourishment while honoring the diverse culinary traditions of the community. Led by dedicated volunteers and organizers, the program ensures that everyone, regardless of cultural background or dietary needs, receives food that resonates with their heritage and preferences. The food bank prioritizes cultural sensitivity and diversity, offering a dignified and respectful approach to addressing food insecurity. At Umoja, the food bank isn't just about providing sustenance; it's about preserving cultural identity, fostering empathy, and building a stronger, more inclusive community.

Community Events

Umoja's community events and programs are the heartbeat of our vibrant mosaic, fostering connection, celebration, and growth among residents of all ages and backgrounds. Led by dedicated organizers and fueled by the enthusiasm of our community members, these events and programs not only entertain but also educate, empower, and unite us. Each gathering serves as a testament to the strength of our unity and the boundless potential of our collective efforts to create a brighter future for community members.

EJO - Rwanda Project

Ejo, meaning "tomorrow" in Kinyarwanda, embodies hope and resilience, symbolizing the promise of a better future. Founded by Jeau-Claude, a native of Rwanda, Ejo stands as a beacon of light as the 30th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide neared. Returning to his childhood village of Kabura, Jeau-Claude transforms tragedy into triumph by fostering unity, healing, and peace for children who have known only shadows. Find out more about EJO Youth Program's impactful work and join us in building a brighter tomorrow, together.