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Major Investment from the #StartSmall Initiative for Covid-19 Relief in Fruitvale

The Unity Council is thrilled to announce a $2 Million investment in our COVID-19 response and recovery efforts from Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall initiative! This gift is a transformational investment in our capacity. We are humbled by Jack Dorsey’s generosity, his bold commitment to give away ~28% of his wealth publicly, transparently, and quickly (and his invitation to other billionaires to do... Read More ➞

Thousands of protestors in downtown Oakland, CA on June 1

Standing in Solidarity for Black Lives

The past few days have been full of grief and anger at the police brutality and injustices that continue to plague our communities. The Unity Council demands justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. While these deaths are at the forefront of public consciousness, they represent only the latest in a long line of injustice and acts of brutality... Read More ➞

Casa Arabella Lease Up Waitlist Opening!

Located at 3611 E. 12th Street in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, Casa Arabella is a new 94-unit, multi-family project of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units. The anticipated completion of Casa Arabella is December 2019. Applications to join the lease up waiting list for housing at Casa Arabella will be open and available online from Monday, June 10, at 9:00am to... Read More ➞

Meet Jae Maldonado, Senior Manager of Community Impact

Jae joined The Unity Council’s Community Programs Department six months ago as the Senior Manager of Community Impact. Jae is an experienced administrator and strategic thinker with a demonstrated history developing cross-sector programs that advance racial equity. Jae has dedicated his career to developing pathways that support leaders of color to transform the education and health sectors. In his role,... Read More ➞

Latino Men & Boys Youth See Obama Speak at MBK Rising Summit

On February 19th and 20th, nine Latino Men & Boys (LMB) program youth and four Mentors were part of the Obama Foundation’s MBK Rising! conference, a convening for the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative held in Oakland that brought together the growing network of MBK communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, young men of color and the organizations working hard to help... Read More ➞

Special Thanks to our VIP Area Sponsors!

For the first time in the history of the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival, we will be hosting a VIP area for supporters, donors, and sponsors! Do you want to get in on this VIP action? Join us by making a generous donation today. Tequila El Rey – VIP Area Sponsor! Special thanks to Tequila El Rey who will be... Read More ➞

Civic Engagement Without the Right to Vote

There is still time for you to register to vote – do so by October 22nd! You can register very quickly and easily at www.vote.org. And remember, the election is coming up on Monday, November 6th. BUT, WHAT IF YOU CAN’T VOTE? We all know that not everyone in our community can vote. If you are under 18, not a... Read More ➞

Thank you for making our Golf Tournament successful!

The Unity Council thanks all of the golfers and attendees of the 2017 Golf Tournament, held on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at Metropolitan Golf Links. Together, we raised over $45,000 for The Unity Council’s programs and services, including the life changing work of the Latino Men & Boys program. With prizes and goodies throughout the day, including local restaurant Taqueria Reynoso serving... Read More ➞

LMB Featured in OUSD Video: Healing Through Health and Culture

The Oakland Unified School District featured The Latino Men & Boys staff and students in an amazing video to talk about the program and the impact it has on the personal life and academic achievement of nearly 250 Latino young men. On the video, Luis Ramirez, Castlemont High School graduate and former Latino Men & Boys student said, “If it... Read More ➞