The FAC Profile on Oakland and Alameda County is a data profile with detailed measures on asset poverty, produced by Urban Strategies Council, CFED, Alameda County Community Asset Network and Citi Bank. Oakland Households in poverty
The purpose of this data profile is twofold: to present a general picture of the current status of Boys and Men of Color in Oakland and Alameda County, and to highlight disparities in outcomes for Boys and Men of Color compared to their peers.
In April 2014, OR2020 published its Baseline Report, which looked at levels of reading proficiency and indicators for the four levers of change in 2010-11, as well as outcomes, conditions, and strategies during the first two years of OR2020 (2011-12 and 2012-13). In the first annual update, we examine and reflect on gains and challenges in the past [...]
In November 2014, Oakland voters passed a ballot measure (N) that will bring about $13 million a year to Oakland high schools to fully develop Linked Learning as a strategy for improving rates of graduation, college enrollment, and career employment after high school. But the public’s $13 million annually is only a portion of the [...]
In addition to the full report, this Executive Summary is a brief factsheet of the most critical pieces featured in the full report.
The third annual Public Education Progress Report was produced by the Oakland Achieves Partnership.
Attending School Every Day is the first deep dive report of the Oakland Achieves partnership. This report from 2013 looks at the progress and needed action to improve attendance in Oakland public schools.
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) [...]
From Robert A.D. Schwartz, Board Chair, Urban Strategies Council: We are delighted to share the news that Urban Strategies Council is among the 15 community-based organizations that, alongside Oakland Unified School District, the Alameda County Public Health Department, and the Mayor’s Office, were funded to create pathways of opportunity in Oakland through a $34 million [...]
The latest Oakland Grade Level Reading Update, written by Urban Strategies Council and Oakland Reads 2020 staff, finds notable improvement in attendance among early grade learners in the Oakland Unified School District. Why focus on attendance in the early grades? Kindergarten and first grade students with good attendance are almost four times more likely to [...]