News – Page 3 – The Unity Council

California COVID-19 Update

Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This order began Thursday, March 19, 2020 and is in place until further notice. For more information visit: Governor... Read More ➞

The Unity Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations.

The Unity Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. According to FDIC Board member Martin Gruenberg, the FDIC’s and OCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) “is a deeply misconceived proposal that would fundamentally undermine and weaken the Community Reinvestment Act.” We are a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with... Read More ➞

Social Distancing 101

DO avoid any gatherings. DON’T assume that someone is not infectious if that person has no symptoms. DO stay at least six feet away from all other people. DON’T go to dine-in restaurants, sit-down cafes, bars, libraries, museums, movie theaters, trampoline parks, and any other non-essential indoor public location. DO aggressively wash your hands and disinfect surfaces if you do... Read More ➞

Fruitvale is Open: Takeout & Delivery

Mom-and-Pop shops in Fruitvale need your support to stay open during this difficult time. Celebrate your tradition of Taco Tuesday, or start a new tradition with Takeout Thursday, treat yourself, and support the small businesses that keep our neighborhood authentically Oakland.  To help you find out what restaurants are open, we’ve compiled a list and created a map of all... Read More ➞

7 Things To Do While Sheltering In Place

Being stuck at home may make you feel anxious, and downright even overwhelming because your options may seem to be limited. Not to worry! We offer you a few ideas that not only are time-consuming, but it may also be a skill that may benefit you in the long run.   Learn a new skill that you can add to... Read More ➞

COVID-19: What to Do If You Are Sick

Follow the steps below:  If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. For additional information visit CDC’s webpage on Prevention’s Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick! Stay... Read More ➞

Meet Taki, Youth Workforce Development Alumni

At the time of his first visit at The Unity Council, 22-year-old Taki had very limited work experience and he was a caregiver for a loved one. Taki needed to earn a livable wage to support himself and his loved one, but he lack experience, job references, and needed support developing vital skills. After meeting with a Career and Financial... Read More ➞

Meet Citlali, Latina Mentorship & Achievement (LMA) Student

From a very young age, Citlalli, a high school junior at Skyline High School, was taught the importance of speaking for the underrepresented in her community. Before she learned to write her name or adequately use a pair of scissors, she helped her father design altares for the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival. Together, the Garcia family in their... Read More ➞

Hummingbirds at Casa Arabella

Envision taking the stairs to your apartment and getting lost in the colors and details of a jungle… Hummingbirds, flowers, and faces float past you, and before you know it, you’re at your floor. See? Taking the stairs wasn’t so hard after all. That is the experience The Unity Council and EBALDC wanted to create for Casa Arabella residents. The... Read More ➞

1900 Fruitvale Head Start Named in Honor of Late Site Director Yazmin Jara

Yazmin Jara was a beloved and cherished member of our community until her untimely passing in May 2019. To honor Yazmin’s service to thousands of children and her impact in Fruitvale as a Head Start teacher and site director for more than 25 years, the Head Start Center located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave is now renamed Yazmin Jara Child Development... Read More ➞