Welcome to the Umoja Health Project!
What is the Umoja Health Project?
The Umoja Health Project is a project designed to both inspire and guide young people to pursue health related careers, while providing access to resources for them and their families to live healthy lives. Umoja is a Swahili term that means unity, and the mission of this project is to bring the communities of Los Angeles closer together to be with and for others, especially for the marginalized and underserved.
1 LMU Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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WHAT are the goals of the project?
The goals of the Umoja Health Project are:
Promote academic preparedness and college awareness for high school students
Provide information on general health education and exposure to the health professions
Facilitate and encourage community engagement through advocating for social change
WHAT DOES THE PROJECT LOOK LIKE?
Currently, the Umoja Health Project operates as health exposures program at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet. Through non-traditional educational engagements and experiential learning, this program not only encourages students to pursue health related careers, but also facilitates their development into empowered student leaders that will lead the new generation of healthcare professionals.
What CAN I FIND ON THIS WEBSITE?
This new website is meant to serve as a direct resource that provides students with a tool to help them develop in their journey to pursue different health professions, as well as access opportunity for things like summer programs, scholarships, and Umoja Health Project events.
This website is also meant to be used as a community tool that provides health education through blog posts and newsletters that detail introductory health science education, crash course articles on misconceptions in health, and provides university student perspectives on their health careers journey.
Why focus on health?
In minority communities, the spirit of unifying and organizing has been essential to our nation’s progress in civil rights, human rights, and revolution. Our goal is to embody that revolutionary spirit of unity to provide a space that not only helps to create community, but also invests in the holistic wellbeing (i.e. physical, mental, and emotional needs) of our people within a framework that is for us, by us.
EXPOSE, ENRICH, empower
Unity comes to our community when we empower each other