The Council in the Press

Urban Strategies Council Launches Techpathways Web Resource Prepping East Bay Youth For Tech Careers

New one-stop site bridges knowledge gap on tech career options and local training opportunities OAKLAND, CA--November 29, 2016-- Urban Strategies Council, a leading organization alleviating East Bay poverty via data-driven research, policy innovation, and advocacy, is introducing techPathways in partnership with Raiz Labs, Digital Strategies, the East Bay Broadband Consortium, and the East Bay Economic [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

JP Morgan Chase’s Home Loans in Oakland Mostly Went to White and Wealthy Residents | EBX

Chase's city banking contract was conditioned on making quality financial services available to Oakland's low-income communities, but new data raises questions about how the bank is performing. Read More

By | January 14th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

Drummond: Investor purchases of foreclosures intensify housing crisis? | Oakland Tribune

Three years ago this month, the Urban Strategies Council released a report that sought to answer that question. The Oakland nonprofit found that investors -- most from outside the city -- were snatching up foreclosed homes in low-income neighborhoods in East and West Oakland that had been hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. Read more

By | June 24th, 2015|Press|0 Comments

Coalition seeks investigation of OneWest foreclosures | SGV Tribune

A statewide coalition is urging federal regulators to investigate a disproportionately high number of OneWest Bank foreclosures that have occurred in minority communities in California. An analysis that was conducted by Urban Strategies Council and released by the California Reinvestment Coalition examined more than 35,000 foreclosures that Pasadena-based OneWest and its subsidiary, Financial Freedom, have [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Press|0 Comments

Opportunity Youth Initiative Promotion

By | June 6th, 2015|Press|0 Comments

A Perspective from Junious Williams

By | April 6th, 2015|Press|0 Comments

CA Fwd data summit pushes forward cause of California open data policy | CAFWD

"What that means is public data, the transactions of houses and foreclosures on homes...that information is sold to private companies only and they then sell it back to us," said Spiker. "Why do we need to fight with every single county to get access to this information?" Read More

By | March 19th, 2015|Press|0 Comments

Bill Moyers & Angela Glover Blackwell

By | February 2nd, 2015|Press|0 Comments

Drummond: A spike in Oakland killings since Oct. 1 | Oakland Tribune

Junious Williams -- CEO of the Oakland-based Urban Strategies Council, which in the past compiled an annual homicide report for the Oakland Police Department -- said he was surprised and puzzled to learn about the increase in homicides in the last few months. Read More

By | December 18th, 2014|Press|0 Comments

Report shows “chronic absence” down in Oakland, but still a problem | Oakland North

Chronic absence, when a student misses 10% of the days in a school year, is on the decline in Oakland public schools. But there’s still a long way to go. Read More  

By | October 13th, 2014|Press|0 Comments