We’re a community building support & advocacy organization located in Oakland, California.
Urban Strategies Council uses equity-focused data and policy analysis,collaboration, and advocacy to help eliminate persistent poverty by building vibrant, healthy communities in the Bay Area.
- Founded in 1987, Urban Strategies Council has focused on improving outcomes for children and families in Oakland and the East Bay for more than 25 years.
- We work with stakeholders in low-income communities, community-based organizations and public systems to improve health and educational
- We are one of the few organizations in the Bay area able to guide system leaders and cross-sector partners through a research-driven and collaborative process toward equity in practice, services, policy and investments.
- Building vibrant, healthy communities requires a collaborative approach. The Council serves as the initiators, conveners, staff, and consultants to approximately 20 alliances and collaboratives. The Council specializes in facilitating the work of cross-sector bodies working on complex problems to ensure efforts leverage each member’s expertise.