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The Unity Council Awarded Workforce Accelerator 7.0 Grant from State

The Unity Council is pleased to have been selected for a California Workforce Accelerator Fund 7.0 grant for its project, “Connecting Immigrant Workers to Unionized Trades.” The award of $135,000 will help The Unity Council, in partnership with the Building and Constructions Trades Council of Alameda County and several other partners, develop a toolkit for effective outreach and recruitment of... Read More ➞

Meet Alberto, OYE Alumni

Alberto first sought guidance from mentors at The Unity Council at seventeen after facing a violent altercation in high school. He was determined to switch pathways and look for ways to take control over his future. Through the two years participating in the OYE (Oakland Youth Engaged) program, Alberto embraced the newfound values of accountability and better judgment as a... 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 ➞

Meet Juana Pablo Perez, STEP Intern, and Fruitvale Resident

Juana moved to Oakland from Guatemala when she was a teenager. Like many immigrants, she had to adapt to a new culture and learn a new language, or in her case two languages. Juana’s first language is Mam, a Mayan language spoken by indigenous people in Guatemala. Her adaptability and quick learning allowed her to integrate to her new home,... Read More ➞

Guess Who Was in Washington, DC?

Last month, six participants of the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) traveled to Washington, DC for the UnidosUS Change Makers Summit. Every year, the two-day Summit brings together aspiring activists and community leaders who are committed to advocating for Latinos and low-income communities. Our youth learned and practiced advocacy skills and visited Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Martin... Read More ➞

THREE DAYS OF GIVING!

A gift of $20+ on each day enters you into a raffle for that day’s prizes! The more you donate the more chances you have to win! DONATE ON MAY 1st One winner will receive 4 tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium! One winner will receive an exclusive invitation to the Thanksgiving Luncheon & Evening of Entertainment hosted by the... Read More ➞

Posada De Colores Senior Housing 10 Million Rehab

After nearly 40 years and hundreds of tenants, Posada de Colores will receive a 10 Million dollar renovation! Not only does this mean a clean, new, and modern interior for residents, it also locks affordability for another 50 years. Posada De Colores, our largest senior housing development, is an eight-story senior complex with 100 one-bedroom apartments. The property is a... Read More ➞

Fruitvale Career Center Renovation in Progress

Five years ago, we secured a loan to complete some major capital improvements to the Community Resources Center, our headquarters in 1900 Fruitvale. The improvements included repairing the elevator, the HVAC, and replacing the roof.  Last year, our development team secured a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Oakland to renovate our Career Center to meet the needs... Read More ➞

TUC’s Annual Career and Community Resource Fair

The Unity Council is proud to bring back our annual Career and Resource Fair! This is a wonderful opportunity for both teens and adults who are seeking the perfect summer job or a change in their career. On-the-spot interviews may be offered, so business casual attire is recommended. Previous corporate participants include BART, State Farm, and La Clinica de la... Read More ➞

¡La construcción del innovador proyecto de AC Transit llamado East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) comenzará muy pronto en Fruitvale!

Al BRT se le llama a menudo “tren ligero sobre ruedas” ya que proporciona al viajero de autobús la frecuencia, seguridad y confiabilidad de un tren ligero. El BRT funcionará en el corredor de 9.5 millas desde Downtown Oakland hasta San Leandro BART llegando cada siete minutos durante horas pico. ¡Esta revolución en el transporte público de la Bahía del... Read More ➞