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Meet Tamonie Benjamin, Parent Leader

When seeking childcare options, Tamonie Benjamin, like any mother, simply wanted the best education she could get for her children. “I didn’t want to put them in a place where they were going to watch television all day,” said Tamonie. “They deserve better than that.” For more than five years, the Oakland native and mother of four has been an... Read More ➞

The Unity Council Stands With Immigrants

Desliza hacia abajo para leer este mensaje en español, After delaying his plans to launch a series of raids across the country, new information has leaked that the Trump administration plans launch ICE raids from July 14 through July 18 in the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco.  The... Read More ➞

2018 Impact Report

East Oakland’s Fruitvale and like communities have historically been challenged by inequitable economic development, systemic racism, entrenched poverty, and lack of opportunity. Today our community faces additional pressures such as skyrocketing rents and opportunistic investors that can ultimately lead to displacement. In the face of such threats, The Unity Council remains committed to an equitable economic and real estate development... Read More ➞

Family-Friendly Activities at Fruitvale Night Markets

WHEN: The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of June, July, & August TIME: From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM WHERE: Avenida de la Fuente! Directions The Night Markets are here! Join us for the first Night Market of the summer on June 29th, from 2-7 PM. We want to see you there! Celebrate the sabor of the Fruitvale neighborhood and join... 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 ➞

Call to Artists! 2019 Dia de Los Muertos Poster

Help us design the 2019 Día de los Muertos Festival Poster. Every year, The Unity Council makes a call to artists and community members to submit artwork to be featured on the official Dia de los Muertos poster. The art chosen is selected by a community panel, who looks at the quality of the work, its ability to be reproduced... Read More ➞