Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 3.2.2 Communication Within Federal Agencies, Across All SC2 Teams


The second form of SC2 team communication was among team members who worked for the same agency in different pilot cities. Only a few agencies had their team members across sites meet formally or regularly. The Department of Justice (DOJ), for instance, had a monthly call, and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) team members from three cities had regular calls to discuss solutions to problems that had arisen in their pilot work or, sometimes, what their agency could learn from the work they conducted in their pilot cities. These meetings tended to decrease in frequency or stop during the second year of implementation, presumably for reasons similar to those that generated a decline in site- specific team meetings.

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