On June 20, 2018, during a press conference hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, The Unity Council stood with Oakland and Alameda County community and political leaders to condemn the immoral and brutal practice of separating immigrant children from their families. As community leaders and service providers for thousands of children and their families every day, The Unity Council... Read More ➞

The Unity Council and EBALDC Begin Work on New 94-Unit Development for Fruitvale Transit Village

Casa Arabella is the result of two major community organizations working together to increase affordable housing for East Oakland. Oakland, California – January 23, 2018 – The Unity Council (TUC), an Oakland-based social equity development corporation devoted to improving the quality of life in Fruitvale and like communities through an innovative, neighborhood-focused economic equity approach, working in partnership with East... Read More ➞

¡Clases de inglés en tu vecindario!

El Unity Council en colaboración con Lifelong Educational Opportunities (LEO) Center está ofreciendo clases de inglés en el Centro de Carreras de Fruitvale ubicado en 1900 Fruitvale Oakland, CA. 94601. LEO es una organización sin fines de lucro 501 (c) 3 que brinda instrucción en Lengua Inglesa tanto en expresión oral como escrita a todos los niveles de los estudiantes.... Read More ➞

English Classes in Your Neighborhood!

The Unity Council in collaboration with Lifelong Educational Opportunities (LEO) Center is offering English classes at the Fruitvale Career Center located at 1900 Fruitvale Oakland, CA. 94601. The LEO Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that provides English Language instruction in both speaking and writing to all levels of students. We are specially geared for those students who have little... Read More ➞

Fruitvale BART/E 12th street plaza expansion

The City of Oakland and The Unity Council are working together to turn E 12th Street, from 33rd to 35th Avenues, into a public plaza. This redesign will limit vehicle access and open the street for pedestrians, bicyclists, vendors, festivals, and community events. When: Monday, July 16 from 5:00-7:30 pm Where: Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center located at 3301 E 12th Street (towards... Read More ➞

Thank You Southwest for Your Support!

We are pleased to thank Southwest for their support to The Unity Council. Southwest’s generous support allows our staff to attend trainings and conferences throughout the year to better serve Oakland families. As well as helping to fundraise for the Latino Men & Boys program. Next month, Southwest’s support will allow The Unity Council’s Children and Family Services staff to... Read More ➞

Summer Summit Youth Visits Morgan Stanley for Mock Interviews

This summer as part of the 2018 Summer Summit, a career exploration program for Oakland youth, 18 participants ages 14 to 18 visited San Francisco’s Financial District to participate in mock interviews with professionals from the tech, financial, real estate, and non-profit sectors. To prepare for the mock interviews, all Summer Summit participants received job readiness training, which consisted of... Read More ➞

What Do You Think About Closing East 12th St?

On June 18th approximately 20 people attended a community listening event to discuss the possible closure of E. 12th St. (from 33rd Ave. to 35th Ave) to automobile traffic. At the meeting, there were representatives from local businesses, homeowners/residents, La Clínica de la Raza, Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, De Colores Head Start, and other community members. This project is in... Read More ➞

The Latino Men & Boys Program Celebrates at Annual Ceremonia

The Unity Council’s Latino Men & Boys (LMB) Ceremonia is the end-of-school-year celebration for more than 200 young men from 10 Oakland schools, their families, and mentors. During the Ceremonia, the Latino Men and Boys participants are recognized for their commitment to academic achievements and leadership. “Ceremonia is important to LMB participants because it marks the end of a yearlong... Read More ➞

The Unity Council Participates in the Warriors Parade

The Golden State Warriors invited The Unity Council (TUC) to be part of the 2018 Victory Parade. Fifteen staff from different departments represented the organization in a Zoom bike-mobile float decorated with TUC’s logo. Staff from TUC’s Accounting, Human Resources, Community Programs, and Children & Family Services departments all The Unity Council had an incredible opportunity to take part in... Read More ➞

The Unity Council Receives the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar     

The Unity Council earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress The Unity Council is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. “In accordance... Read More ➞