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The Unity Council’s CEO, Chris Iglesias Honored as Most Admired CEO by San Francisco Business Times

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2024 /The Unity Council/ — The San Francisco Business Times has named The Unity Council’s CEO, Chris Iglesias as one of the Most Admired CEOs among Bay Area businesses and nonprofits. In an article now appearing in the weekly publication, Iglesias is recognized […]... Read More ➞

The Unity Council Joins Forces with Local Artist Jet Martinez to Create This Year’s Oakland Día de los Muertos Poster Art

Oakland, CA – September 12th, 2023 – The Unity Council is excited to announce a dynamic collaboration with renowned local artist Jet Martinez to produce the official poster art for this year’s Oakland Día de los Muertos celebration. This partnership […]... Read More ➞

Create an altar for the 28th Annual Oakland Día de Los Muertos Festival

Hello Community! Join us and create an altar for the 28th Annual Oakland Día de Los Muertos Festival! We invite you to commemorate someone special, a group of people, or a cause with an altar of the dead. Altars are […]... Read More ➞

San Francisco Foundation Announces $3 Million Investment to Support Latinx-Led Community Organizations

The San Francisco Foundation announces a $3 million investment to strengthen the Bay Area’s ecosystem of Latinx community organizers to help fight the region’s deep systemic inequities the pandemic exposed and deepened. Ten Latinx-led organizations that focus on service delivery, organizing, and […]... Read More ➞

Comcast RISE Awards a Total of $2 Million to Small Businesses owned by Women and People of Color in Oakland.

On Tuesday, November 22nd, Comcast announced it will be awarding an additional $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in Oakland. Oakland […]... Read More ➞

Call to Artists! 2022 Día de los Muertos Poster Contest  

DEADLINE: Submissions due June 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM   We need artwork to be featured in this year’s Día de los Muertos Festival Poster!  A community panel selects the winning artwork for the poster. Panelists consider the artistic quality of the […]... Read More ➞

TUC’s Program Evaluation Reports Now Available on Our Website 

Check out the newest addition to the website, our Data and Evaluation Reports! Are you interested in learning more about the impact of our organization? From our COVID-19 Financial Assistance to our Food Distribution programs, we are proud to share […]... Read More ➞

Meet Montana, Former Workforce Development Client

When we first met Montana in 2017, he wasn’t satisfied with the direction in which his career was going. The Oakland resident longed for stability and a better-earning wage to support his family, including his then-one-year-old son. He wanted a career […]... Read More ➞

The Unity Council Awarded a $850,000 Wells Fargo Grant to Support Fruitvale and East Oakland Small Businesses

Oakland, CA – The Unity Council received a $850,000 grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund to support Fruitvale and East Oakland businesses manage the economic effects of COVID-19 by providing needed capital, technical assistance, and long-term recovery and […]... Read More ➞

Need help with unpaid rent? The Unity Council is here to help.

If COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay or receive rent and utility payments, the State of California is here to help you. The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program supports eligible renters and landlords by providing 100 percent financial assistance for […]... Read More ➞