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CA Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants / Proyecto de Asistencia para Inmigrantes Afectados por la Pandemia de COVID-19 (DRAI)

Desplácese hasta el final de la página para leer en español. The state of California has created the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project which provides one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance due to their immigration status. The state funding of $75 million dollars is expected to reach about 150,000 undocumented adults... Read More ➞

The Unity Council Brings the Census Caravan to Fruitvale

On Saturday, May 2nd The Unity Council and Peralta Service Corporation worked with Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilmember Noel Gallo to bring the Census Caravan to Fruitvale! The Mercury News captured the day in pictures, which you can see here (paywall). The Census Caravan of decorated cars called out to folks safely sheltering at home to remind them to take... Read More ➞

Top 5 Food Stops in Fruitvale

Post by Regina Moreno, Unity Council Staff  Some days it feels like the quarantine has crushed my spirit. However, it hasn’t crushed my appetite. Food and familiar flavors are often a source of comfort in times of hardship, and what says comfort better than good food and supporting your local businesses? These are The Unity Council’s staff picks of best... Read More ➞

Meet Rebeca Orozco, Fruitvale Business Owner

Like many small business owners, Rebeca Orozco has recently spent sleepless nights thinking every day, every hour her store remains closed, increases her chances of falling behind financially. Rebeca, owner of Ayana’s Beauty Salon on Foothill Boulevard, holds back her tears as she stops by the shop to quickly pick up a few items.  Since the shelter-in-place began on March... Read More ➞

Aprende Sobre Nuestro Programa de Respuesta a la Pandemia y Recuperación Económica

El Distrito de Mejoramiento Comercial de Fruitvale está aquí para ayudarlo. Hemos desarrollado capacidad y ahora somos un equipo de cinco. Debido a eso, ahora podemos servir mejor a nuestra comunidad empresarial. Nos enorgullece anunciar que estamos implementando el Programa de Respuesta Ante la Pandemia y Recuperación Económica para abordar las necesidades de las empresas de Fruitvale. Todo nuestro personal... Read More ➞

Two girls at HeadStart

Now Accepting Head Start & Early Head Start Applications!

Our early child-development play-based curriculum is designed to meet each family where it’s at on the path to school readiness and meeting each child’s full potential. We make every effort to speak with children and their parents in their home language, and we offer services in at least eight languages. Parents are fully engaged and part of their child’s success. Depending... Read More ➞

CalMatters: Financial help and safety nets during the pandemic

Check out CalMatters’s recent video as Director of Community Programa Armando Hernandez and experts in nonprofit and social services sectors discuss the emerging needs for safety net services as a result of COVID-19. CalMatters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom committed to explaining California policy and politics. The experts also discuss how people can help the less fortunate. The panelists include:... Read More ➞

California COVID-19 Update

Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This order began Thursday, March 19, 2020 and is in place until further notice. For more information visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/ Governor... Read More ➞