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221 Washington Street
Waukegan
60085
USA
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Target demographics: Low income residents in Lake County IL. UMMA students range from 16-65 in general.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assemble food bags for over 50 low-income families and children, help distribute food, sort and organize clothes for our clothing drives, TA for computer class, Tutor for GED session, General Clean up and maintenance)

Geographic areas served: Lake County IL

Programs: The UMMA Center’s Education Empowerment (EE) program provides FREE group classes, individual tutoring, educational assessments and training seminars for low income residents of Lake County. Students generally range from 16 to 65 years of age.
Classes Offered in:
Pre-GED:
Training and assessments
GED:
High School Level training in Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing
Basic, Intermediate and advanced computer training classes
From learning how to use a computer to
Financial Literacy classes

Our Basic Needs (BN) program offers a food and clothing pantry so our clients don't have to go to sleep hungry and can learn about making healthy choices.

Our Community Outreach and Development (CO) program serves over 150 refugee families and partners with various community organization to help develop the underserved residents of Lake County.

Mission:
The UMMA Center is a new nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals in underserved areas of Lake County. By providing various education, career development, and outreach programs the UMMA Center will strive to remove the large socioeconical gap that exists in Lake County. Focusing its core efforts in Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion the UMMA Center has begun GED Training, Computer Training, Money Management Seminars, and a Food Pantry. In addition the UMMA Center works in community to educate the community on Islam and Muslims in America. More information can be found at our website www.ummacenters.org
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UMMA Center has educated, fed, clothed and served over 25,000 people since our opening in 2004.

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10/20/14
En la organizacion de UMMA e aprendido a suprarme en el manejo de la computadora, que me sirve para mi trabajo diario, siempre que encuentro personas que hablan de ganas de suprarse y aprender la computadora les recomiendo a UMMA. Es la unica organizacion en Waukegan que yo miro que se preocupa ... more »
10/20/14
Mi nombre es Elizabeth Garcia y quiero agradeser a la organisacion UMMA y a todo su personal que hace posibleque las personas que en nuestro pais no tubimos la oportunidad de terminar una carrera y aqui en UMMA encontre esta opotunidad estoy muy satisfecha con los logros que aqui encontre gracias a ... more »
10/20/14
Estoy muy contento de haber regresado nuevamente a tomar clases en la institusion de UMMA, esta institucion me permitio como aprender los primeros pasos de como utilizar la computadora y es por lo cual me interesa continuar tomando esta clase y como aprender a escribir ingles y sequir ... more »
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