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 ➞

STEPping Up! From Youth Career Development Client to Full-Time Employee

Last year, Daisy visited The Unity Council’s Career Center to help her mom enroll in a computer class. She did not count on enrolling her mom in a class and enrolling herself into the STEP program. STEP offers services for youth and young adults, age 16 to 24, who want help with job search, career exploration, resume and cover letter... Read More ➞

Meet Ofelia Salas de Camacho, Fruitvale Senior

Ofelia is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco. In her words, she moved to Oakland “way before her hair was all white”. Ofelia loves dancing and does not let her broken arm get in the way of moving to the rhythm of cumbias. Ofelia joined the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center ten years ago. She was referred to the center by her doctor... Read More ➞

Invest in Oakland Youth! Host a Unity Council Intern

The Unity Council’s youth employment and career exploration programs (OYE and STEP) are looking to expand engagement with community partners. Help us provide career and college exposure opportunities to our participants by exposing them to post-secondary opportunities and employers around the Bay Area.  Specifically, we are looking for established businesses in different sectors to host our students for either 80... Read More ➞

Affordable Housing Resource Guide by EBHO

Since 1984, East Bay Housing Organizations has been the leading affordable housing advocacy coalition serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. EBHO is a member-driven organization working to preserve, protect, and create affordable housing opportunities for low-income communities in the East Bay by educating, advocating, organizing, and building coalitions. Download East Bay Housing Organization’s new Resource Brochure in English,  Spanish, or Chinese, which provides... Read More ➞

Advance Health Care Planning at the Fruitvale-San Francisco Senior Center

On June 12, approximately 60 Fruitvale seniors attended an informational session on how to plan for future care at the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center, hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. Local senior serving agencies provided information on important end of life topics to help seniors prepare for a secure future. Some of the topics discussed at the session included:... Read More ➞

More Murals, Less Tagging

In June, The Fruitvale Business Improvement District (BID), in collaboration with a local artist and volunteers, painted a mural on Transmatic Transmission, a mechanic shop located on 3901 International Boulevard on the corner of 37th Avenue and International Boulevard. The lead muralist was Debbie Koppman, a Fruitvale resident and frequent contributor to public art. The mural is part of the... 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 ➞