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Our Mission
To help families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social, and neighborhood development.

The Unity Council at a Glance

FTVwide1Read about our programs, mission and accomplishments in this document.  Click here

To download our Program Organizational Chart click here

Join Our Mission

Together, we will grow our programs to help more individuals and families attain a successful and secure place in our community through youth and education services and job training. A livable wage will enable them to become first-time homebuyers and long-time neighbors.

We make your donation count. Support our 50-Year legacy of service to our community. Just $25 a year can transform a life in Fruitvale. DONATE ONLINE click here

Become a Volunteer! Join us as we care for the people and places of Oakland through all of our programs and events.  Click here to keep up to date on upcoming volunteer opportunities.


50 years 50 stories-Final Edition! Our 50 stories 50 Years campaign has come to an end and the final edition is filled with special stories. Read about the history of our Dia de los Muertos or the special and personal story about our CEO’s Chris Iglesias father and his early struggles as an immigrant in Oakland.  To read click here|/final-edition-50-years-50-stories/  

Latest News

2015 Dia Poster

Dia de Los Muertos Festival turns 20!  Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this festive event featuring talented artists, unique craft vendors, retailers and information service providers.  The celebration is scheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 10am to 5pm at the Fruitvale Village and along East 12th Street to 37th Avenue in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California.

Vendors: Apply here for Non-Food, or, Food booths.  Space is limited!

Altars: Interested in Creating an Altar? See Application. Want to support the Altars? See Altar Campaign to Save the Altars.

Visit the Dia de Los Muertos Page.

Thank you to everybody who attended and supported this year’s Night Markets.  We look forward to summer of 2016!  #FruitvaleNightMarkets

READ ABOUT: The Unity Council’s Fruitvale Economic & Commercial Corridor Strategy

50th Anniversary Video

In the News!

You can check out the latest Oakland Tribune story on our 50th year #50yearsofservice


2013 Annual Report

ΘOur Green Mission!

The Unity Council believes in a being a sustainable organization, green practices speak directly to our mission. Some of our achievements to date are : Our Fruitvale Transit Village which encourages the use of public transportation. Our Farmer’s Market promoting fresh, organic produce available to our community. Our organics recycling program- which means that every resident, merchant and office at the Village collects their food waste to be industrially composted offsite. Our social enterprise, Peralta Service Corporation, as well as our low-income senior housing property Las Bougainvilleas, are proud to be certified Green Businesses of Alameda County.

Take a look at out our latest GREEN IMPACT!



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Have you heard CEO Chris Iglesias on the radio, or seen his face in your local newspaper? The Unity Council worked with our supporter Wells Fargo on a recent ad campaign, available in newspapers, magazines and radio stations across the Bay Area. Listen to the radio segment here, featuring The Unity Council’s CEO Chris Iglesias and Development Director Carlos Almanza:  Wells Fargo-Unity Council Conversations