Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. A1.2.1 Composition of the SC2 Team


The SC2 team assigned to Chester comprised 12 federal representatives from 10 agencies. The Chester team members were either already regionally based in the Philadelphia area, 15 miles from Chester, or they worked remotely from Washington, DC. No federal staff members were relocated to Chester and embedded locally, and all members were part-time. The choice to have a smaller, less concentrated team working only part-time was made so as not to overwhelm the small staff working for the city. The SC2 team lead fostered camaraderie among the team members through regular communication. Exhibit A1.1 summarizes the federal agencies represented in the SC2 team over the first 18 months of the initiative.

Exhibit A1.1. Federal Agencies Represented in the SC2 Team, First 18 Months

Location Full-Time Part-Time
Regional Office (Philadelphia)   DOL, ED, EPA, GSA, HHS, HUD, SBA(3)
Remote   DOJ, DOT, Treasury


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