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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.

Dia de los Muertos

Only TWO weeks away!

Sunday, November 2nd

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10 AM-5 PM

East 12th Street at 33rd AVE.

Fruitvale Village

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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.


Latest News

We congratulate Paco Garcia, this year’s winner of the 19th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Artist Call out. Paco Garcia is a local artist that was born and raised in East Oakland. He spent most of his childhood in the Fruitvale District where he attended St. Elizabeth High School. From an early age the events held in the Fruitvale District played an important part in his life. His artwork is strongly influenced by some of the things he experienced, and learned at the local community events. Paco believes that positive community events like the Dia De Los Muertos festival brings a positive view to others around the Bay Area. We thank the many artists that responded to our call out for sample art.  


Our 2013 Annual Report can be viewed here.


CityLift CityLift, a program of Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America, and in partnership with The Unity Council, can help you become a default-resistant homeowner. Click here for more information.


50th Anniversary Gala: This event is now SOLD OUT!

Thank you for all your overwhelming support for what will be a great event.  The celebration will be held at the Scottish Rite Center on the shores of Lake Merritt from 5:30pm-10:00pm and will include dinner and special guests; including our keynote speaker,Dr. Manuel Pastor and MC for the evening, Henry A.J. Ramos.

If you are not able to attend you can make a donation towards The Unity Council’s 50th anniversary celebration

For more information you can contact our Development Team at or (510) 535-6924.

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.



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