Welcome to Laney College -- UBAKA


The Umoja-UBAKA Student Success Community aims to increase the success, persistence and graduation rates of African, African American and other students through tailored classes, academic counseling, tutorial support and activities. The mission is to serve as a critical resource for enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African, African American and other students. We deliberately and intentionally recognize student voices, social realities and histories. Umoja-UBAKA promotes self and community empowerment through an affirming atmosphere and culturally-responsive curriculum specifically focused on the Black experience.

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to participating in a culturally-responsive learning environment. Here are few benefits, specific to our program:

  • Counseling & advising support
  • Tutoring support
  • Computer and printing lab
  • Study and lounge space
  • Workshops promoting student success and community involvement
  • Textbook loan program
  • Transportation vouchers
  • Connection to other students participating in events

For more information, visit our website.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Our Location

900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
Dr. Kimberly Kings or Dr. Adrienne Oliver
Office Location: 
Umoja-UBAKA Village in Eagle Village 2
Region 2