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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: Governor... Read More ➞

The Unity Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations.

The Unity Council strongly opposes the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. According to FDIC Board member Martin Gruenberg, the FDIC’s and OCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) “is a deeply misconceived proposal that would fundamentally undermine and weaken the Community Reinvestment Act.” We are a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with... Read More ➞

Social Distancing 101

DO avoid any gatherings. DON’T assume that someone is not infectious if that person has no symptoms. DO stay at least six feet away from all other people. DON’T go to dine-in restaurants, sit-down cafes, bars, libraries, museums, movie theaters, trampoline parks, and any other non-essential indoor public location. DO aggressively wash your hands and disinfect surfaces if you do... Read More ➞

Fruitvale is Open: Takeout & Delivery

Mom-and-Pop shops in Fruitvale need your support to stay open during this difficult time. Celebrate your tradition of Taco Tuesday, or start a new tradition with Takeout Thursday, treat yourself, and support the small businesses that keep our neighborhood authentically Oakland.  To help you find out what restaurants are open, we’ve compiled a list and created a map of all... Read More ➞

7 Things To Do While Sheltering In Place

Being stuck at home may make you feel anxious, and downright even overwhelming because your options may seem to be limited. Not to worry! We offer you a few ideas that not only are time-consuming, but it may also be a skill that may benefit you in the long run.   Learn a new skill that you can add to... Read More ➞

COVID-19: What to Do If You Are Sick

Follow the steps below:  If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. For additional information visit CDC’s webpage on Prevention’s Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick! Stay... Read More ➞

Meet Taki, Youth Workforce Development Alumni

At the time of his first visit at The Unity Council, 22-year-old Taki had very limited work experience and he was a caregiver for a loved one. Taki needed to earn a livable wage to support himself and his loved one, but he lack experience, job references, and needed support developing vital skills. After meeting with a Career and Financial... Read More ➞