UMOJA [OO-mo-jah] is Swahili
for unity which is the first principle
of Kwanzaa. EVOLVE seeks to promote unity between
adoptive, foster and kinship families who are raising children
within the African American community.
UMOJA MN provides a powerful experience twice a year for the whole family
providing, adult education, youth programming, and large group
- Adoptive, kinship, and foster
parents raising African
American children are an
under-served population and
deserve support and guidance.
- Children and families thrive when they are part of a larger community
that not only reflects their unique experiences but also builds on
child-centered, race-conscious cultural connections.
- We are committed to identify, disrupt, and dismantle systemic and
individual racism in adoption and foster care through education
UMOJA MN’s MISSION
Empowering, educating, and connecting adoptive and foster care
families in Minnesota to African-American community, culture, and ethnicity.