• David A. Harris selected as
    new President & CEO of
    Urban Strategies Council

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

  • 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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LeaderSpring’s 2016 Leadership Legacy Award

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The Oakland-Alameda County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, supported by Urban Strategies Council, has been honored today as [...]

Working Youth Deserve Access to Financial Products and Financial Capability Programs

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

ACCAN Stakeholder Convening – Integrating Youth Financial Capability and Financial Services into Youth Employment Programs This summer, the City of [...]

National Community Building Leader Selected New President & CEO of Urban Strategies Council

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

David A. Harris Will Bring Decades of Experience to Advancing Justice and Equity in Oakland and the Bay Area   [...]

“Urban Strategies Council is a trusted voice in our city, one that does not compromise on principle and that works tirelessly across silos and institutions to connect efforts that would otherwise be isolated, disconnected initiatives with less impact.”
Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland