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 ➞

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 ➞

OYE: We Know What You Did This Summer!

Do you remember your first summer job? The excitement of learning new things and the feeling of happiness when you received your first paycheck. The Oakland Youth Engaged (OYE) program is helping 21 Oakland youth create similar memories through their career exploration placements. This summer Oakland Youth Engaged (OYE) youth participated in a series of workshops on career awareness, job... Read More ➞

Create An Altar at the Dia de los Muertos Festival!

Join us for the 22nd Annual Fruitvale Día de Los Muertos Festival, scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm in the Fruitvale Village! Our theme this year is Life, Art, Oakland. Whether you are a professional artist, student, or community member, we invite you to commemorate someone special, a group of people, or a cause... Read More ➞

Coming Soon! 4,928 SQFT of Retail Space

4,928 SQFT of retail space available in Oakland’s fastest growing neighborhood.  The location is everything when you are located in the heart of the Fruitvale District. Be part of the growing Public Market community. 11 business owners since 2008. Minutes walking from Fruitvale BART (1 block) on 3351 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601 Located right between 580 and 880 freeways... Read More ➞