Community Leaders Meet Up

Last week, MAAC, an organization very similar to The Unity Council located in San Diego, visited our headquarters to learn more about our programs and services. During their visit, The Unity Council’s Executive Staff shared strategies for fundraising, program integration, and board development. After a delicious and informative power lunch at Obelisco Restaurant; The Unity Council’s CEO, Chris Iglesias gave... Read More ➞

Meet Alejandra Leon Herrera, VITA Volunteer

Alejandra joined The Unity Council’s team through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the beginning of the 2018 tax season. Like many of our VITA volunteers, Alejandra joined VITA to complete the community service hours required by one of her classes. And like the majority of our VITA volunteers, Alejandra ended up helping for longer than she expected... Read More ➞

The San Francisco Foundation Awards Million Dollar Grant to The Unity Council!

We are pleased to announce that The Unity Council received a grant from The San Francisco Foundation for its work to create and preserve critically needed affordable housing in Oakland and to strengthen the long-term sustainability of the organization. For over 50 years, The Unity Council has been supporting low-income families in their progress to achieve economic and housing security,... Read More ➞

Call to Artists! 2018 Dia de Los Muertos Poster

Help us design the 2018 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 as a... Read More ➞

OYE Youth Succeed at the Mock Interviews Workshop

Do you remember your first interview? The nerves, all the questions, not knowing what to respond or how to respond, figuring out how to talk about yourself in the most professional way possible. It can definitely be overwhelming, especially if you are a teenager. But our Oakland Youth Engaged (OYE) youth are no longer intimidated by the job interview process.... Read More ➞

PASA LA VOZ! An Evening of Engagement

The Unity Council is partnering with Laney College, Merritt College, Oakland Adult & Career Education to bring information about college and career options TO THE COMMUNITY!!! Learn about the new ways that you and your family members may be eligible to take college classes for FREE! Come with your questions, and learn about college and career opportunities for you and... Read More ➞

Mobile COA: We Can Help You Enroll in Community College!

College of Alameda and The Unity Council invites you to “MOBILE COA” a series of workshops to help you apply and select your classes to community college. College of Alameda staff will assist High School youth in the following: 4/5/2018 Application Assistance 11AM- – 12PM 4/11/2018 Orientation Assistance 4:30PM – 5:30PM COUNSELING ASSISTANCE SCHEDULE AFTER EACH SESSION! RSVP at jperegrina@unitycouncil.org... Read More ➞

Earth Day 2018 at Cesar Chavez Park

Join the Fruitvale Business Improvement District (BID) for the annual Earth Day clean-up and beautification day at Cesar Chavez Park in Fruitvale. This is a great volunteering opportunity for people all ages; you can help by picking up trash, weeding, fixing the mosaic art in the park, and planting trees! What: Clean-up and beautification When: Saturday, April 21st starting at... Read More ➞

The American Red Cross of the Bay Area Announces The Unity Council as a 2018 Red Cross Gala Honoree

The American Red Cross of the Bay Area announced its 2018 Red Cross Gala Honorees: The Unity Council, Tyler Florence, Jackson Phillips and Patrick Foley, and Wells Fargo. We are honored to be recognized alongside these local heroes during the Red Cross Gala, being held March 17 at San Francisco City Hall. The Unity Council believes that community development organizations are best suited... Read More ➞