Fruitvale Transit Village http://kalw.org en Transit-oriented developments are taking the Bay Area back to the future http://kalw.org/post/transit-oriented-developments-are-taking-bay-area-back-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Bay Area is one of the most congested places in the whole country ­– behind Los Angeles and Honolulu. Over the next 30 years, another two million people are expected to move here. So, how are we are all going to fit?</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:36:08 +0000 Isabel Angell 31002 at http://kalw.org Transit-oriented developments are taking the Bay Area back to the future Charter school offers alternative approach to education in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/charter-school-offers-alternative-approach-education-oakland <p>Oakland Unified School District has the largest enrollment of any district in Alameda County, with 136 schools and over 46,000 students. Within OUSD, about 25 percent are charter schools and this number keeps growing.</p><p>Arise High School, a charter, is inside the Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland. The plaza looks hip and newly built. There’s a bank, senior center and a dentist’s office – not the typical setting for a high school with over 200 students. G. Reyes, one of the school’s co-principals, says Arise created a unique approach to learning.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:04:00 +0000 Stella Marie Carpio 11105 at http://kalw.org Charter school offers alternative approach to education in Oakland Fruitvale organization becomes national model for community development http://kalw.org/post/fruitvale-organization-becomes-national-model-community-development <p><a href="http://www.unitycouncil.org/">The Unity Council</a> has deep roots in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Founded in 1964, the center has expanded into a national model for community development, spearheading the creation of the <a href="http://www.unitycouncil.org/fruitvale-village/">Fruitvale Transit Village</a> and growing to work with about 12,000 low- to moderate-income clients per year.</p><p>KALW’s Holly Kernan asked Gilda Gonzalez, CEO of the Unity Council, to talk about the organization’s history.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:01:00 +0000 Holly Kernan 10980 at http://kalw.org Fruitvale organization becomes national model for community development