Internship Opportunities in the Oakland’s Mayor’s Office

The Oakland Mayor’s Office is currently recruiting interns for the Fall. They are seeking motivated and intellectually curious individuals who have an interest in political science, public policy, or related fields. Interns have the opportunity to work closely with the Mayor’s staff members on special projects of their mutual choosing as well as help out with administrative tasks (including data entry,... Read More ➞

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS WORKSHOPS

When: Mondays, October 9, 16 & 23 from 5-7PM Where: Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, 3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 201 Oakland, CA. 94601 *FREE *All materials included! *Bring your creation home! *ALL AGES! Schedule of Activities:  October 9, 5-7 PM: History of Dia de los Muertos & Paper Flowers by Ernesto Olmos October 16, 5-7 PM: Learn How to Make... Read More ➞

Thank you for making our Golf Tournament successful!

The Unity Council thanks all of the golfers and attendees of the 2017 Golf Tournament, held on Monday, September 18th, 2017 at Metropolitan Golf Links. Together, we raised over $45,000 for The Unity Council’s programs and services, including the life changing work of the Latino Men & Boys program. With prizes and goodies throughout the day, including local restaurant Taqueria Reynoso serving... Read More ➞

A Dreamer’s Story

Clara is a 24-year-old Family Advocate at De Colores Head Start & Early Head Start, a preschool for low-income families in the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland. Clara is one of the 800,000 DACA recipients that were able to go to college, work and fulfill their dreams thanks to their temporary legal immigration status. Clara, like most DACA recipients, sees the... Read More ➞

What I Wish I Would Have Known my Freshman Year By Celeste Adames

My name is Celeste Adames, I am a senior at Oakland High and an intern with The Unity Council’s Development & Communications team. There are so many things I wish I would have known my freshman year that would have made the first year of high school easier, but I cannot go back in time. Instead, I want to share... Read More ➞

Take a STEP Towards Your Future!

Many young adults feel lost after they are done with high school or out of school. They do not know what they are going to do with their lives, especially if a four-year college is not their first option. This was the case for Elias Zermeño, a 19-year-old Fruitvale resident. After finishing his GED class at The Unity Council and... Read More ➞

Raffle Winners Announcement!

¡Anuncio de Ganadores de la Rifa!  Vea abajo para ganadores. Thank you to all of the Fruitvale residents that participated in our survey! The gift card will be mailed to you on September 15th.  There is still a lot to do and your input will be of great value as we strive to make Fruitvale, a Neighborhood of Choice! ¡Gracias a... Read More ➞

Veggies by Shane S, Yelp

A Fresh Food Oasis in Fruitvale

Twelve years ago it was tough to find local, fresh, organic vegetables around Fruitvale. There were many small corner markets and a few grocery stores, but they barely provided the fruits and vegetables the community needed. The lack of access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables was causing major health problems among low-income households and seniors in Fruitvale. Tiffany Wright, The Unity... Read More ➞