About Sarah Marxer

Prior to joining the Council, Sarah managed a statewide child and youth data website, kidsata.org. She worked in the youth development field for over a decade, running programs for immigrant and LGBT youth and working on a range of public health issues. An active public school parent, her community work focuses on racial equity and making schools safe for LGBT students and students with LGBT parents. She has a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

Council’s Work Highlighted at “Equity Matters in Collective Impact” Event

According to Angela Glover Blackwell, we’ve been doing Collective Impact here at the Council since before it had a name! In her keynote address at the 2015 Collective Impact Convening in New Orleans, Ms. Glover Blackwell (founder of Urban Strategies Council, the current CEO of PolicyLink and formerly a senior VP with the Rockefeller Foundation) [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:34:08-07:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: Urban Strategies News|Tags: , , , , |

From Theory to Practice: Three Lessons on Equity and Collective Impact

First posted on the Living Cities blog: This is the second of a two-part series on insights about equity in collective impact emerging from Urban Strategies Council’s work in Oakland, CA, exploring how the process of working together with an explicit equity agenda across communities and systems can strengthen very local, grassroots efforts in specific [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:34:09-07:00May 7th, 2015|Categories: Boys & Men of Color, Cross Sector Collaboration|Tags: |

Equity and Collective Impact: Grassroots Organizations and Backbone as a Bridge

First posted on the Living Cities blog: In Oakland, CA, one of the most racially diverse cities in the U.S., too many boys and young men of color face life-threatening challenges on the path to adulthood. In the city’s African American, Latino, Native-Indigenous, Southeast Asian and Asian/Pacific Islander communities, neighborhood-based organizations have shown great creativity [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:34:09-07:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Collective Impact|Tags: |

Bringing an Equity Lens to Collective Impact

First posted on the Collective Impact Forum: Like many who have devoted their careers to social justice, we at Urban Strategies Council find the promise of large-scale change that collective impact offers inspiring. After all, who among us came to this work hoping to make minor change? Because collective impact holds such promise, it is [...]

By |2017-05-18T11:34:11-07:00September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Collective Impact|