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Urban Strategies Council is a research and advocacy organization dedicated to social, economic and racial equity. We work to hold institutions and systems accountable to community needs.

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Featured Work

  • direct connect

    Helping Those Who Help Others: Our Direct Connect Story

    Helping Those Who Help Others: Our Direct Connect Story Co-written by Steve Spiker, Alison Feldman and Breeanna Decker   Urban Strategies Council is great at bringing together people who should be talking, but are not. [...]

  • new board

    Growing our Board

    Growing our Board As you likely know, the Council just turned 30 years old! We’re expanding our purview to work across the entire Bay Area and we are experiencing growth and transition at both [...]

  • New Look, New Website, Same Council

    New Look, New Website, Same Council Today we’re proud to unveil our new look. After thirty years we thought it was time to rethink our our image, as many of you have suggested. So here [...]

A Focus on Equity for Oakland’s Boys of Color

At this time last year, Urban Strategies Council released a report on health and education [...]

Focus on Fathers

Urban Strategies Council is proud to be a partner with First 5 Alameda County’s Fathers [...]

Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline

Last week, Urban Strategies Council staff attended the Creating Pathways from Youth Incarceration to Higher [...]

Year In Review: Finding the Good in 2017

Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close, I’m proud to share some highlights [...]