We are UMMA, a nurturing community of volunteers, partners and supporters who are helping people of all backgrounds transform their lives and communities in Lake County, Illinois. At our center in Waukegan, we offer free GED classes, tutoring, basic needs support including our food pantry and clothing drives, and our CareerLink program which helps clients get into living-wage employment.

ramadan 2021

This Ramadan, we will be helping many of our brothers and sisters from Myanmar who not only lost their homes, but their stories, memories and heirlooms. Each family receives a lovingly packed care package full of things that make such a difference when building a new life in a new country.


As a GuideStar Gold-rated 501(c)(3) zakat-eligible non-profit organization, UMMA has partnered with the RCC Rohingya Culture Center to ensure a substantial impact of your Ramadan gift.


Several of our major donors have pledged to match Ramadan donations up to $100,000. Any dollar donated during Ramadan will be matched. THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED!!!

$200K Goal

$85K Currently


We recently secured our first home for our affordable housing program and we need help getting it ready for our rental tenants.

Outdoor Landscaping - Indoor Cleaning

April 10th from 10AM to 12PM

641 Yeoman, Waukegan, IL 60085

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UMMA: Urban Muslim Minority Alliance

221 Washington Street

Waukegan, IL 60085

(847) 336-6136