Center for URBAN
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©2020  Center for Urban Excellence is a 501(c)(3) organization

Tax ID: 82-5055467

About us

Fostering Resilience

Center for Urban Excellence is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports people affected by incarceration and community violence visualize a future with resources & support to better themselves in spaces of education, economic opportunity & social entrepreneurship in Vallejo, California and the Bay Area.

CUE makes a difference in the lives of youth and young adults who are at risk of illiteracy, substance abuse, poverty, homelessness and incarceration by providing access to educational, career and creative opportunities to help them build economically stable and healthy lives.


Our tax identification number is 82-5055467. Your contribution is tax deductible.


Reina Robinson, MA


CUE's Founder Reina Robinson became a scholar at California State University, East Bay, earning a B.A. in Ethnic Studies, Black Studies, Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color minor, plus a Master of Arts degree in Communication. She is a Community Resiliency Model (CRM) trainer certified through the Trauma Resource Institute. 

Reina resides in her hometown of Vallejo, California and is a Bay Area event coordinator focusing on Black experiences & the future, while also providing trainings on digital media literacy, economic and social opportunities for youth, trauma and resilience. A child of teen parents, whose father was a murder victim, Reina uses her experiences with hope, healing and resilience to advocate for underrepresented groups. 


Outside of her profession, Reina enjoys outdoor activities like live music festivals, hiking and BBQing, reading autobiographies and participating in advancing Afrofuturism.