Invest in Oakland Youth! Host a Unity Council Intern

The Unity Council’s youth employment and career exploration programs (OYE and STEP) are looking to expand engagement with community partners. Help us provide career and college exposure opportunities to our participants by exposing them to post-secondary opportunities and employers around the Bay Area.  Specifically, we are looking for established businesses in different sectors to host our students for either 80... Read More ➞

Affordable Housing Resource Guide by EBHO

Since 1984, East Bay Housing Organizations has been the leading affordable housing advocacy coalition serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. EBHO is a member-driven organization working to preserve, protect, and create affordable housing opportunities for low-income communities in the East Bay by educating, advocating, organizing, and building coalitions. Download East Bay Housing Organization’s new Resource Brochure in English,  Spanish, or Chinese, which provides... Read More ➞

Advance Health Care Planning at the Fruitvale-San Francisco Senior Center

On June 12, approximately 60 Fruitvale seniors attended an informational session on how to plan for future care at the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. Local senior serving agencies provided information on important end of life topics to help seniors prepare for a secure future. Some of the topics discussed at the session included:... Read More ➞

More Murals, Less Tagging

In June, The Fruitvale Business Improvement District (BID), in collaboration with a local artist and volunteers, painted a mural on Transmatic Transmission, a mechanic shop located on 3901 International Boulevard on the corner of 37th Avenue and International Boulevard. The lead muralist was Debbie Koppman, a Fruitvale resident and frequent contributor to public art. The mural is part of the... Read More ➞

¡Clases de inglés en tu vecindario!

El Unity Council en colaboración con Lifelong Educational Opportunities (LEO) Center está ofreciendo clases de inglés en el Centro de Carreras de Fruitvale ubicado en 1900 Fruitvale Oakland, CA. 94601. LEO es una organización sin fines de lucro 501 (c) 3 que brinda instrucción en Lengua Inglesa tanto en expresión oral como escrita a todos los niveles de los estudiantes.... Read More ➞

English Classes in Your Neighborhood!

The Unity Council in collaboration with Lifelong Educational Opportunities (LEO) Center is offering English classes at the Fruitvale Career Center located at 1900 Fruitvale Oakland, CA. 94601. The LEO Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that provides English Language instruction in both speaking and writing to all levels of students. We are specially geared for those students who have little... Read More ➞

Fruitvale BART/E 12th street plaza expansion

The City of Oakland and The Unity Council are working together to turn E 12th Street, from 33rd to 35th Avenues, into a public plaza. This redesign will limit vehicle access and open the street for pedestrians, bicyclists, vendors, festivals, and community events. When: Monday, July 16 from 5:00-7:30 pm Where: Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center located at 3301 E 12th Street (towards... Read More ➞

Thank You Southwest for Your Support!

We are pleased to thank Southwest for their support to The Unity Council. Southwest’s generous support allows our staff to attend trainings and conferences throughout the year to better serve Oakland families. As well as helping to fundraise for the Latino Men & Boys program. Last month, Southwest’s support allowed The Unity Council’s Children and Family Services staff to attend... Read More ➞

Summer Summit Youth Visits Morgan Stanley for Mock Interviews

This summer as part of the 2018 Summer Summit, a career exploration program for Oakland youth, 18 participants ages 14 to 18 visited San Francisco’s Financial District to participate in mock interviews with professionals from the tech, financial, real estate, and non-profit sectors. To prepare for the mock interviews, all Summer Summit participants received job readiness training, which consisted of... Read More ➞

What Do You Think About Closing East 12th St?

On June 18th approximately 20 people attended a community listening event to discuss the possible closure of E. 12th St. (from 33rd Ave. to 35th Ave) to automobile traffic. At the meeting, there were representatives from local businesses, homeowners/residents, La Clínica de la Raza, Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, De Colores Head Start, and other community members. This project is in... Read More ➞