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ASHÉ Center

The mission of the ASHÉ Center (pronounced “ah-SHAY”) is to enhance the educational experience for students of African descent at Sacramento City College.

The ASHÉ Center’s efforts focus on promoting cultural, social, physical and mental development for students of African descent, resulting in the enrichment of the entire community.

We also assist in ensuring successful transfer and/or completion of degree programs.

Support Services We Offer

  • peer mentorship
  • counseling and advising
  • study space
  • safe space
  • community space

About Our Name

ASHÉ is an acronym that stands for African American Student Healing and Empowerment. ASHÉ also is a Yoruba word meaning power, command, and authority; it is the ability to make whatever one says happen and is often summarized as “it definitely shall be so." 




The Umoja-SBA learning community is committed to the academic success, personal growth, and development of students of African Ancestry as well as other students of diverse ancestries with an emphasis on first-year college students. 



Phone: (916) 558-2670


Student Center SC-104
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822