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 ➞
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 ➞
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 ➞
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 ➞
Tax season is here! And our VITA staff and certified volunteers are ready to help qualified candidates file their income taxes for free. VITA is available by appointment only. Please call 510-535-6101 to make an appointment. Click here to learn more about the VITA program. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at The Unity Council has been providing free... Read More ➞
What is VITA, and am I eligible for free tax preparation? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.... Read More ➞
Last school year, six teenage parents whose children were enrolled in our Cal-SAFE Early Head Start program received their high school diploma through ACOE’s Fruitvale Academy High School. California School Age Families Education (Cal-SAFE) is a program for pregnant and parenting teen parents operated by the Alameda County Office of Education. The Unity Council operates an onsite Early Head Start... Read More ➞
The Youth Leadership program is a new initiative focused on empowering youth, ages of 14 to 20, through a socially conscious training on Oakland and Bay Area issues for those that are currently or were previously enrolled in other Unity Council youth programs. An average of 15 youth will critically analyze social issues affecting their communities and make connections to... Read More ➞