Former Foster Youth Beats the Odds and Pays it Forward

Former Foster Youth Beats the Odds and Pays it Forward

SAN JOSE, CA — Aleta Smith is an accomplished young woman who is working to improve the lives of foster youth. Coaches others on financial literacy while earning a graduate degree. As an African American emerging adult and former foster youth herself, Smith overcame poverty, racial discrimination, and lack of family support to earn a…

New Development Director Joins Foster Youth Agency

New Development Director Joins Foster Youth Agency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2020 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Unity Care, a nonprofit agency providing housing and supportive services to transitional age foster youth, has added a new executive to its leadership team. Rusty Weekes, longtime Silicon Valley philanthropy professional and business leader, has joined the agency as development director. Weekes brings to the…

Roses in Concrete
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Roses in Concrete

André Chapman has written a new book. “Roses in Concrete” is about how he left his promising Silicon Valley career in high-tech sales to work full time in the field of foster care. Twenty-seven years later, Unity Care Group, the organization he founded and directs, serves thousands of foster children and families, while stimulating revolutionary…

Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK
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Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK

Listen to Unity Care CEO André Chapman speak about Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the African ancestry community on the latest episode of “SVCF Philanthropy Now,” the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s podcast. André is joined by Dr. Noha Aboelata, CEO of Roots Community Health Center.

COVID-19 Black – Call to Action in San Francisco Bay Area
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COVID-19 Black – Call to Action in San Francisco Bay Area

LAURIE UDESKY (ACES CONNECTION STAFF) 8/11/202:25 PM As the COVID-19 pandemic began its devastating sweep through African American communities in April, Andre Chapman, CEO of the San Jose, California-based Unity Care, saw a glaring need for developing a COVID-19 prevention campaign that spoke directly to African Americans. “Many of our young folks and families really didn’t understand…

Unity Care Opens its First Supportive Transitional Housing in Sacramento County
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Unity Care Opens its First Supportive Transitional Housing in Sacramento County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2020 (Sacramento, CA) – The Unity Care Group, a youth and family development agency providing housing and supportive services to transitional age foster youth, opens a new home for youth and emerging young adults in Sacramento, CA. The home is the organization’s first home to open in Sacramento County serving…

San Jose teenagers raise funds to help Unity Care’s foster youth impacted by COVID-19 crisis
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San Jose teenagers raise funds to help Unity Care’s foster youth impacted by COVID-19 crisis

San Jose teenagers raise funds to help Unity Care’s local foster youth impacted by the COVID-19 crisis Teen siblings from San Jose demonstrate human kindness and leadership by hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and $5,000 to help Unity Care’s foster youth who have been impacted by the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. Neha, (a 16-year-old junior…

Unity Care, San Jose, pleas for the public to donate emergency funds to support foster youth throughout Northern California.
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Unity Care, San Jose, pleas for the public to donate emergency funds to support foster youth throughout Northern California.

Unity Care explains the funds will help young adults impacted by layoffs pay for rent, food and basic necessities during the coronavirus shutdown. Unity Care of San Jose, who, since 1993, has been helping transform the lives of foster youth, is now urging the public to help in order to ensure the continued well-being of…