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Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities

About The Urban Strategies Council

Focus of Work

The focus of the Council's work is to support youth, family and community development as a means of building healthy, vibrant communities in order to reduce persistent poverty.


The Council is a community building support and advocacy organization.  The Council's approach to its support work is focused on working with community stakeholders to build strategies and capacities (including our own) for effective collective action.  We recognize that sustainable change involves not only building strategies and capacities, but also requires the exercise of leadership to build a common agenda for change that will improve outcomes for children and families.  The Council works to build partnerships and alliances across a wide array of community interests.  At the same time, the Council takes leadership in identifying issues that impact urban communities, building understanding of the issues and crafting agenda for addressing those issues.

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