Cross-Sector Collaborations

The Council serves as the initiators, conveners, staff, and consultants to approximately 20 alliances and collaboratives.  From facilitation to infrastructure support and coordination, the Council provides comprehensive expertise to ensure partnerships maximize impact as a coordinated whole.

The Council staffs and supports this 26-member collaborative a collective impact initiative which aims to reconnect transition-age young adults who are neither in school nor working with education and employment opportunities.

Oakland Reads 2020

Oakland Reads 2020, affiliated with the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, is the city’s local collective impact initiative aiming to double the percentage of third graders who read at grade level by 2020.

Oakland-Alameda County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color

The 31-member Oakland-Alameda County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color works with government agencies and local nonprofit organizations that seek to improve education, employment, health, and other life outcomes for boys and men of color.

Alameda County Community Asset Network

The Alameda County Community Asset Network is a coalition of nearly 40 organizations committed to preserving and building the income and assets of Alameda County residents.

Learn more about AC CAN here.

“The Council is a vital resource, weaving data and collaboration into essential policy ultimately improving lives and changing communities in the ways that count most.”
Lisa Villareal, San Francisco Foundation
“Urban Strategies Council has been and continues to be enormously important to our collective work in eliminating the conditions that contribute to persistent poverty.”

Angela Glover Blackwell, Policy Link

Learn about our major initiatives

“There is no other local organization with the same capability to guide system leaders and cross-sector partners through a research-driven and collaborative process toward equity in our practice, services, and investments.”
Lori Cox, Alameda County Social Services Agency