Umoja Student Development Corporation
Umoja centers students in our mission, adults in our practice. Founded by Lila Leff in 1997, Umoja has supported Chicago Public Schools for 21 years. Time has revealed that more equitable education for students could only be achieved by equipping adults with new skills to meet students more holistically. Through direct student service-provision, Umoja staff were able to impact the lives of hundreds of students across the city of Chicago through SEL programming. By investing in sustainable adult learning, practices, and mindsets, we equip a community of educators to exponentially expand the impact of Umoja's best-practices in Chicago and across the nation.