Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 5.1 Strengths of the SC2 Approach


Our analysis identified strengths of the SC2 approach from the perspectives of both the participating cities and the federal government. 24

24  During stakeholder interviews, we discussed the SC2 approach as consisting of five elements: (1) embedding staff in particular communities, (2) embedding federal employees in particular communities, (3) engaging cities in a partnership, (4) bringing together multiple federal agencies to work more collaboratively in particular communities, and (5) exposing federal agency staff to day-to-day workings of cities. Stakeholders built upon these components based on their own experiences with the SC2 pilot.

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