Fostering Resilience

Center for Urban Excellence (CUE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports people affected by incarceration and community violence visualize a future with resources and support to better themselves in spaces of education, economic opportunity and 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

Founder & Executive Director



Reina Robinson, MA is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Excellence (CUE), a consulting, training and experience non-profit focused on helping organizations foster resilience in and educate justice-involved youth about economic and social opportunities. She is a Youth Development Specialist, a certified Community Resilience Trainer (CRM) and creative. Reina’s work focuses on digital and social media literacy, full-spectrum thinking and social identity. 

Reina 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 also on the steering committee for Critical Media Literacy Conference of The Americas conference.

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