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

Boys and Men of Color Initiative

The Urban Strategies Council is working to support our public systems and community partners to build a local, regional and statewide network of organizations and individuals committed to improving outcomes for Boys and Men of Color through effective programs and services, policy advocacy and systems reform. We are committed to improving health, education, employment and justice system outcomes of boys and young men of color.

Our work, as outlined below, includes: the Oakland-Alameda County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color serving as leadership table for public and nonprofit organizations, the Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund focusing on increasing education and career employment, the African American Male Achievement Initiative pioneering public institutional commitment to improving educational outcomes, and our statewide work with the California Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color focusing on statewide policy and legislation to improve outcomes.