• Urban Strategies Council Announces Departure of Junious Williams
    Search for New CEO

  • A new report from CFED, Citi Community Development & Urban Strategies Council

  • School attendance improving in crucial early grades

    Important progress for Oakland’s young children

  • Oakland Achieves releases 2015 School Progress Report

  • Oakland's Housing Affordability Crisis

    Our contribution to the Housing Equity Roadmap

  • Measuring violence, stress and resilience

    Urban Strategies Council's Oakland Stressor research is now available

The mission of Urban Strategies Council is to eliminate persistent poverty in the Bay Area by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.

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Urban Strategies Council Announces Departure of Junious Williams, Search for New CEO

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Dear Urban Strategies Council Community, Urban Strategies Council, which for three decades has played a significant role in helping catalyze [...]

Nearly Half of All Oakland Households Now Living in “Persistent Financial Insecurity”

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Roughly half of Oakland’s households (47 percent) are living in a state of persistent financial insecurity, lacking enough savings to [...]

Family Financial Insecurity: The Unnatural Disaster

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

These are excerpts from my remarks during the release event for the Family Assets Count Data Snapshot for Oakland and [...]

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