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

Education Excellence in Action

The Education Excellence Program at Urban Strategies Council focuses on increasing academic achievement, parent and community engagement, wrap-around services on school sites, and education research to support action. We view schools as important institutions in communities and believe that increasing the engagement and decision-making roles of parents and the community at the school site level will lead to improved academic achievement for students, greater opportunities for positive youth development, and better outcomes for communities.

Our goal is to reduce intergenerational poverty by increasing educational achievement and equitable educational outcomes in communities.

Our current work includes:


For more information about our Education Excellence Program, please contact:

Alison Feldman at 510-893-1377 or alisonf (at)


A History of Partnership with the Community

  • to develop understanding of the challenges facing public education in the city
  • to engage stakeholders in dialogue and analysis of promising policies and practices
  • to mobilize community support for action
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