Disney-Pixar Gifts Head Start Families Tickets to Watch COCO

This past Saturday, November 18th, 200 parents and children from our Head Start & Early Head Start program were part of an exclusive screening of the Disney-Pixar’s movie “Coco” at the Regal Jack London movie theater. The exclusive and completely free screening was part of Disney-Pixar’s sponsorship for the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival; they wanted to extend their... Read More ➞

Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center

Every year the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center staff hosts a Thanksgiving Luncheon for Fruitvale’s seniors residents. This year there was lots of food, sangria, music and dancing. The luncheon is by far one of the top five events The Unity Council hosts for the Fruitvale community: Fruitvale seniors know how to celebrate! The luncheon was a traditional Thanksgiving dinner prepared... Read More ➞

Fiestas Navideñas de Fruitvale

Fruitvale Chrismas Tree Lighting / Iluminación del Arbol de Navidad de Fruitvale WHEN: Saturday, December 2nd at 6 PM WHERE: At the corner of International Blvd. and 35th Ave. Chrismas Carols / Posadas y Villancicos WHEN: Saturday, December 16th, starting at 4:00 PM WHERE: At the corner of International Blvd. and 35th Ave. After caroling, we will celebrate at Avenida de... Read More ➞

Top 5 Altares at the 2017 Dia de los Muertos Festival

The Dia de los Muertos Festival is host to 20-30 traditional ofrendas that invite spirits in the afterlife to be memorialized. This year there were twenty-eight artists and community members that worked on large installations of Dia de los Muertos altares (day of the dead altars). Although each altar was unique, topics like immigration, gun control and mass shootings, climate change, and defending indigenous... Read More ➞

Financial & Housing Workshops

Finding Affordable Housing – 101 Workshop  If you’re looking for a new place but don’t know where to start, we can set you off on the right track. In this workshop, you will get a step-by-step overview of the affordable housing process and tools for how to navigate it. When: January 25th, 4 – 5 pm Where: 1900 Fruitvale Ave.... 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 ➞