Our Team Strengthens Head Start’s Workforce Development Initiatives

In October 2020, Children & Family Services welcomed a Professional Development Coordinator to strengthen the program’s workforce development program. A new role for the department, the Professional Development Coordinator oversees curriculum development, professional development, and new staff training at seven Head Start sites.   The Coordinator provides individualized coaching and training for Head Start educators using a curriculum that reflects the […]... Read More ➞

TUC’s Head Start Centers Re-open With Limited Capacity

Our Head Start & Early Head Start program reopened its centers in February after several weeks of remote learning for Oakland and Concord young children.   “Closing wasn’t easy because many of the families we serve are essential workers,” said Luis Arenas, Director of Children & Family Services. “Taking into consideration the spike in COVID […]... Read More ➞

Partnership Highlight! The Unity Council and La Clínica Team up to Host Three Mobile Vaccine Clinics for Seniors and Essential Workers

2021 is the year of partnerships. Earlier this month, our resident services and human resources teams worked hand-in-hand with La Clínica de la Raza to coordinate vaccination distribution for 194 seniors and 63 of The Unity Council’s essential workers.  The goal was to coordinate three mobile vaccine clinics on January 28th at each of […]... Read More ➞

2020 VITA Impact Report

For the past 18 years, The Unity Council’s VITA service has provided the community with more than free tax services; the VITA tax site serves as a full-service community resource center.  We also provided tax clients with benefit screenings, financial […]... Read More ➞

Our Team Partners with Industry Leaders to Develop a Tool for Workforce Development Agencies Working with Immigrants

The Unity Council, Construction Trades Workforce Initiative, and Social Policy Associates partnered to develop a “Guide for Connecting Immigrant Construction Workers to Quality Jobs and Training Opportunities.” This guide, which emerged from our team’s work, is intended for organizations seeking to assist immigrant workers not only in the […]... Read More ➞