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

  • Fresh Eyes on Equity in Aspen

    Earlier this month, the Aspen Institute convened twenty-some national grantees, including Urban Strategies Council, to its biannual “Opportunity Youth Form” (OYF) in Aspen, CO. The OYF gathering was centered around deepening the capacities of communities [...]

  • More Data (and Equity) Love

    Public Services Librarian, Reginald Constant of Laney Community College and Urban Strategies Council Partner, gives feedback on mapping ecosystems at NNIP's May (2018) convening. Earlier this year, the Urban Institute brought together roughly 100 participants [...]

  • San Quentin’s No More Tears

    In 2015, the United States had the highest prison population in the world at 716 per 100,000 people. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, the incarceration rate for African American men in California [...]

Opportunity is for Everyone

From 2014-2017, Urban Strategies Council was honored to serve as the backbone for the Oakland-Alameda [...]