Umoja Aspire

Aspire is a dynamic program designed to provide essential educational support and services to increase the academic success, retention, degree completion, and transfer rates of African-American and other students enrolled at Mt. San Antonio College. We accomplish this through monthly workshops, academic counseling, and learning communities. Our aim is to develop a sense of “community” among African-American students, other students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Umoja Aspire provides:

  • Motivation by offering inspirational workshops and events throughout the semester
  • Connection to campus resources including Counseling, Career and Transfer services, Financial Aid, and other support services
  • Academic Help through study groups, tutoring, and learning communities
  • Cultural Understanding by providing educational forums and events that reflect and discuss African-American culture and history

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  • Schedule a Counseling Appointment

    Our counselors are ready and available to assist our Aspire Umoja students with Mountie Academic Plans and Student Success.

    To Make a Counseling Appointment:

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      Call | (909) 274 - 6396

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Previous Events

End of the Year Celebration

In honor of our graduates and transfers, we are proud to share with you our End of the Year Celebration. Please watch here as we recognize the accomplishments of  our students

Students in the Aspire program are required to:

  • Be currently enrolled at MT. SAC
  • Meet with the Aspire Coordinator for an Aspire Orientation
  • Meet with an Aspire Counselor once per semester
  • Attend at least one Aspire Event per semester 
Contact Us 

8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Building 6 - 140 [First Floor]
(909) 274-6396

Student Recognition

Congratulate the 46 students who maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Abdul-Mahdi Abbas
  • Justin Argueta
  • Amanda Blakely
  • Temore Bristel
  • Janelle Brown
  • Jonathan Brown
  • Sin Cheng
  • Sakori Chrishon
  • Trevor Clarke
  • Katelynn Coleman
  • Clarke Collier
  • Jeffey Dorsey*
  • Shavonne Dukes
  • Alyssa Garcia*
  • Fanny Giron Perdom
  • Kamira Green
  • Dwight Hinton
  • Maya Holley
  • Alina Hurtado*
  • Felecia Isabell
  • Deajenea Jacquette
  • Sanaa Johnson*
  • Mechille Johnson*
  • Candace Jordan*
  • Antunez Lee
  • Jing Lou*
  • Barret Miller*
  • Kathleen Molina*
  • Derrese Morganfield
  • Gillian Papabi-Manu
  • Chloe Ramos-Jackson*
  • Misty Richardson
  • Kiara Sangronis*
  • Nyaja Smith
  • Ashley Spencer
  • Velvet Stemley*
  • Ashley Valdivia
  • Zoey Ward
  • Breanna Washington
  • Raheem West
  • Felix Xie
  • Amahni Yarber*
  • Kayi Zheng Guan*

*Received a 4.0 or above

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