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SANKOFA: Academic and Student Support Services
for all Merritt College Students

See article and photos HERE from SANKOFA’s first annual Thanksgiving appreciation lunch!

blkbirdSANKOFA is an exciting initiative at Merritt College. Although the primary focus of the  program is on the achievement of African-American students, Sankofa’s services are open to all students who desire the nurturing services offered by the program. The emphasis of the program is successful completion of English, mathematics, science, and information technology courses, while at the same time assisting students in exploring STEM disciplines and other subject areas as they prepare for their careers.

Sankofa will assist students in the development of Student Educational Plans (SEPs), selection of courses, addressing personal concerns, and connecting students to support services across the Merritt campus.

For information on Sankofa Benefits and Eligiblity Requirements, click on links to the left. 

The Sankofa office is located in R-106F and is staffed by Tauheeda Anderson and Counselor Derrick Ross. For more info, call (510) 464-3958 or email us at

Below: See article and student testimonials about HBCU tour last in the summer of 2016!
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Click here to read the entire article below to find out more about Sankofa!
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