Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 5.1.2 Strengths of the Approach from the Perspective of the Federal Government


Similar to the pilot cities, federal agencies and federal employees saw five key strengths in the SC2 approach. Three of the strengths related to ways that the SC2 approach improved federal employees’ ability to do their work, providing them with valuable insight into how distressed cities operate, giving them a chance to interact with other federal agencies, and affording them new avenues for professional development. The other two strengths related to features of the SC2 approach that made the federal assistance provided more effective: the ability to target efforts to cities’ individual needs and directly engage the mayor.

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