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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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Roll Call Friday – welcoming our team members

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Like many small nonprofits, our size varies from year to year. We're excited to introduce you to three new members [...]

What’s Wrong with Oakland’s Education Data Ecosystem?

September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

“You’ll never get student data from charters in Oakland!”   That was the premise of some civic leaders in Oakland [...]

Fourth School Progress Report Released from Oakland Achieves

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

First-ever comparison of Oakland’s district and charter public schools shows need for learning on both sides OAKLAND, CA, September 22 [...]

“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