What is SC2?
The White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) brings together 19 federal agencies to work together in partnership with committed city leaders as they implement locally driven economic visions. SC2 is an innovative approach for supporting cities experiencing population and job loss, persistent poverty, capacity constraints, and similar challenges in an era of ever dwindling resources. SC2 consists of four components: SC2 Deployed Federal Community Solutions Teams; SC2 National Resource Network; SC2 Fellows and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers; and the SC2 Economic Visioning Challenge.
Map of SC2 engagements
SC2 Community Solutions Team SC2 Economic Visioning Challenge SC2 National Resource Network
SC2 Community Solutions Team and National Resource Network
SC2 Organizational Structure
The White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) is co-chaired by the Domestic Policy Council Director and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The membership of the Council includes the cabinet secretaries and agency directors from the 19 participating federal agencies below. The SC2 Executive Director and Council staff are based at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This staff coordinates with senior-level points of contact at the 19 participating federal agencies to manage approximately 45 federal staff based in the field and manages the SC2 National Resource Network (NRN).