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Top 5 Food Stops in Fruitvale

Post by Regina Moreno, Unity Council Staff  Some days it feels like the quarantine has crushed my spirit. However, it hasn’t crushed my appetite. Food and familiar flavors are often a source of comfort in times of hardship, and what says comfort better than good food and supporting your local businesses? These are The Unity Council’s staff picks of best... Read More ➞

Meet Rebeca Orozco, Fruitvale Business Owner

Like many small business owners, Rebeca Orozco has recently spent sleepless nights thinking every day, every hour her store remains closed, increases her chances of falling behind financially. Rebeca, owner of Ayana’s Beauty Salon on Foothill Boulevard, holds back her tears as she stops by the shop to quickly pick up a few items.  Since the shelter-in-place began on March... Read More ➞

Aprende Sobre Nuestro Programa de Respuesta a la Pandemia y Recuperación Económica

El Distrito de Mejoramiento Comercial de Fruitvale está aquí para ayudarlo. Hemos desarrollado capacidad y ahora somos un equipo de cinco. Debido a eso, ahora podemos servir mejor a nuestra comunidad empresarial. Nos enorgullece anunciar que estamos implementando el Programa de Respuesta Ante la Pandemia y Recuperación Económica para abordar las necesidades de las empresas de Fruitvale. Todo nuestro personal... Read More ➞

Two girls at HeadStart

Now Accepting Head Start & Early Head Start Applications!

Our early child-development play-based curriculum is designed to meet each family where it’s at on the path to school readiness and meeting each child’s full potential. We make every effort to speak with children and their parents in their home language, and we offer services in at least eight languages. Parents are fully engaged and part of their child’s success. Depending... Read More ➞

CalMatters: Financial help and safety nets during the pandemic

Check out CalMatters’s recent video as Director of Community Programa Armando Hernandez and experts in nonprofit and social services sectors discuss the emerging needs for safety net services as a result of COVID-19. CalMatters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom committed to explaining California policy and politics. The experts also discuss how people can help the less fortunate. The panelists include:... Read More ➞

The Unity Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations.

The Unity Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. According to FDIC Board member Martin Gruenberg, the FDIC’s and OCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) “is a deeply misconceived proposal that would fundamentally undermine and weaken the Community Reinvestment Act.” We are a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with... Read More ➞

Fruitvale is Open: Takeout & Delivery

Mom-and-Pop shops in Fruitvale need your support to stay open during this difficult time. Celebrate your tradition of Taco Tuesday, or start a new tradition with Takeout Thursday, treat yourself, and support the small businesses that keep our neighborhood authentically Oakland.  To help you find out what restaurants are open, we’ve compiled a list and created a map of all... Read More ➞

COVID-19: What to Do If You Are Sick

Follow the steps below:  If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. For additional information visit CDC’s webpage on Prevention’s Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick! Stay... Read More ➞