Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty in the Bay Area by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.
We do this by leveraging research, policy, innovation, collaboration, and advocacy to achieve equity and social justice.
- Founded in 1987, Urban Strategies Council has focused on improving outcomes for children and families in Oakland and the East Bay for more than 28 years.
- We believe that the conditions required to eliminate persistent poverty include high-quality education, sustainable-wage employment, community health and safety, and affordable housing.
- We act as a convener, facilitator, advocate, source of rigorous research and analysis, and catalyst, increasing the ability of government, community groups, non-profits and businesses to build thriving communities.
- We believe that collective action, propelled by accurate, relevant, and timely data is critical to achieving the social change we envision through our mission.