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BUILDING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES

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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

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TRANSFORMING LIVES

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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.

Thank you for all your support!

We would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters this year, who’s generous contributions will directly impact the growth of our programs.  Our Dia de los Muertos and our 50th Gala celebrations were a great success! We will be posting pictures, the video and more information soon! You can check out the latest Oakland Tribune story on our 50th year http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_26834353/oakland-unity-council-marks-50-years-serving-latino #50yearsofservice

50th Anniversary Video

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.

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Latest News

50 years 50 stories-a great year of celebration, partnerships and reflection of our past and future! We have had a great year so far with our exciting events and stories that have highlighted our work for the past 50 years.  Since April there have been monthly newsletters with 7 stories each month. We have one more special edition coming soon to help us wrap our 50 stories campaign, that will help launch our vision for 2015. To read our stories click here https://unity-council.squarespace.com/50-years-50-stories-april/

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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.

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Unity Council in the News

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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