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Meet Juana Pablo Perez, STEP Intern, and Fruitvale Resident

Juana moved to Oakland from Guatemala when she was a teenager. Like many immigrants, she had to adapt to a new culture and learn a new language, or in her case two languages. Juana’s first language is Mam, a Mayan language spoken by indigenous people in Guatemala. Her adaptability and quick learning allowed her to integrate to her new home,... Read More ➞

Guess Who Was in Washington, DC?

Last month, six participants of the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) traveled to Washington, DC for the UnidosUS Change Makers Summit. Every year, the two-day Summit brings together aspiring activists and community leaders who are committed to advocating for Latinos and low-income communities. Our youth learned and practiced advocacy skills and visited Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Martin... Read More ➞

THREE DAYS OF GIVING!

A gift of $20+ on each day enters you into a raffle for that day’s prizes! The more you donate the more chances you have to win! DONATE ON MAY 1st One winner will receive 4 tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium! One winner will receive an exclusive invitation to the Thanksgiving Luncheon & Evening of Entertainment hosted by the... Read More ➞

Posada De Colores Senior Housing 10 Million Rehab

After nearly 40 years and hundreds of tenants, Posada de Colores will receive a 10 Million dollar renovation! Not only does this mean a clean, new, and modern interior for residents, it also locks affordability for another 50 years. Posada De Colores, our largest senior housing development, is an eight-story senior complex with 100 one-bedroom apartments. The property is a... Read More ➞

Fruitvale Career Center Renovation in Progress

Five years ago, we secured a loan to complete some major capital improvements to the Community Resources Center, our headquarters in 1900 Fruitvale. The improvements included repairing the elevator, the HVAC, and replacing the roof.  Last year, our development team secured a Community Development Block Grant from the City of Oakland to renovate our Career Center to meet the needs... Read More ➞

TUC’s Annual Career and Community Resource Fair

The Unity Council is proud to bring back our annual Career and Resource Fair! This is a wonderful opportunity for both teens and adults who are seeking the perfect summer job or a change in their career. On-the-spot interviews may be offered, so business casual attire is recommended. Previous corporate participants include BART, State Farm, and La Clinica de la... Read More ➞

¡La construcción del innovador proyecto de AC Transit llamado East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) comenzará muy pronto en Fruitvale!

Al BRT se le llama a menudo “tren ligero sobre ruedas” ya que proporciona al viajero de autobús la frecuencia, seguridad y confiabilidad de un tren ligero. El BRT funcionará en el corredor de 9.5 millas desde Downtown Oakland hasta San Leandro BART llegando cada siete minutos durante horas pico. ¡Esta revolución en el transporte público de la Bahía del... Read More ➞

Construction on AC Transit’s innovative East Bay Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is starting in the Fruitvale!

BRT is often called “light rail on wheels” because it brings the frequency, safety, and reliability of light rail to the bus rider.  The service will run primarily along International Boulevard between downtown Oakland and the San Leandro BART Station, arriving every seven minutes during peak times.  This revolution in East Bay transportation will begin serving the community by the... Read More ➞

Meet Jae Maldonado, Senior Manager of Community Impact

Jae joined The Unity Council’s Community Programs Department six months ago as the Senior Manager of Community Impact. Jae is an experienced administrator and strategic thinker with a demonstrated history developing cross-sector programs that advance racial equity. Jae has dedicated his career to developing pathways that support leaders of color to transform the education and health sectors. In his role,... Read More ➞

Latino Men & Boys Youth See Obama Speak at MBK Rising Summit

On February 19th and 20th, nine Latino Men & Boys (LMB) program youth and four Mentors were part of the Obama Foundation’s MBK Rising! conference, a convening for the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative held in Oakland that brought together the growing network of MBK communities, elected officials, cross-sector leaders, young men of color and the organizations working hard to help... Read More ➞