The Urban Strategies Council is a community building support and advocacy organization located in Oakland, California. Founded as a non-profit in 1987, the Council works with stakeholders in low-income communities, community-based organizations, and public systems to expand services for children and families, improve health, educational, and other outcomes, and increase employment and economic opportunities

The Council's information work is focused on increasing access to public data and information through an online data warehouse and mapping service and building capacity among residents and CBOs to use public data and to collect and analyze their own data. The Council's technology work is focused on increasing access to information technologies among residents and CBOs in low-income communities



1720 Broadway Ave, Floor 2, Oakland, CA 94612


Steve Spiker, Research & IT Director