Urban Strategies

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President: Esther Shin
Email: esther.shin@urbanstrategiesinc.org
Phone: (314) 421-4200
Address: 720 Olive St., Suite 2600, St. Louis, MO 63101
Website: http://urbanstrategiesinc.org/

Urban Strategies, Inc. is a national nonprofit with extensive experience in implementing place-based human capital development strategies in public housing communities that are undergoing comprehensive physical revitalization. Urban Strategies’ mission is to empower residents in distressed urban core neighborhoods to lead healthy, prosperous lives in thriving, self-sustaining communities.

Founded in 1978, Urban Strategies works to help communities build safe neighborhoods, enhanced schools, and a range of comprehensive human service supports. The organization’s work is focused in urban core residential communities and is designed to build social and economic mobility for low-income families living in mixed-income communities. Urban Strategies leads human capital development and focuses on building social and economic mobility for families. By building connections with residents, non-profit service providers, public agencies, philanthropies, faith-based organizations, and other local stakeholders, Urban Strategies builds and supports vibrant, self-sustaining communities.

With more than 35 years of experience, Urban Strategies currently works with over 19,000 families in public and mixed-income housing communities and has consulted or served as the Community and Supportive Services (CSS) implementer in ten HOPE VI communities. Urban Strategies also currently serves as the lead implementation partner for people initiatives on three Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grants.