A Catalyst for Social Justice
We are a regional research and advocacy organization dedicated to racial, social, and economic equity. We work to hold institutions and systems accountable to community needs.
Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty in the Bay Area by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.
Urban Strategies Council also offers consulting services. Find out more about what we offer you here.
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Founded in 1987, Urban Strategies Council has focused on improving outcomes for children and families in Oakland and the entire East Bay for more than 32 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.