ACE: African Diaspora Cultivating Education

  • African Diaspora Cultivating Education Staff 2017-2018

    ACE Staff 2017-2018

  • Black Leadership Retreat 2015-2016

  • Black Leadership Retreat 2015-2016

  • Black Leadership Retreat 2015-2016

  • Black Leadership Retreat 2015-2016

The African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE) strives to increase the number of African Diaspora individuals earning a college degree through comprehensive recruitment and retention efforts.  Some of the annual initiatives hosted by ACE include, the Annual Black Leadership Retreat, Soul Speaks, Peer Mentorship Program, weekly outreach visits to middle schools and high schools and the Black Youth Leadership Retreat.

ACE's program goals include:

  • ACE strives to increase the possibility of eduational attainment for African Diaspora youth through recruitment efforts which include academic support, cultural enrichment, and college readiness. 
  • ACE aims to create a supportive environment for UC Davis students through retention efforts that address academic success, cultural awareness, and personal development.

If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about ACE, please contact Administrative Coordinator.


Name Position E-mail
Denisha Bland Student Director/RROC Representative
Farima Kone Kito Administrative Coordinator
Takarra Johnson Recruitment - High School
Margaret Njuguna Recruitment - Middle School
Alia Cortez-Bridges Student Academic Achievement Coordinator
Jade (Tayo) Ogunmayin Identity Development Coordinator

African Diaspora/African American Community Resources

ACE is part of the larger African diasporic community at UC Davis. Please feel free to check out other resources:

The Black Pages - A guide to the African and African American Undergraduate Experience