Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2)
Strong Cities, Strong communities, (SC2) is a Federal initiative and an interagency collaboration that aims to increase the capacity of local government and support the Mayor’s plans for economic development and downtown revitalization. Fresno is one of six pilot cities, along with Detroit, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Chester, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and Memphis, Tennessee. A Community Solutions Team (CST), which is comprised of 23 full and part-time employees from 12 federal agencies, is partnering with the Mayor’s Office in a place-based strategy to develop specific actions to advance the goals of the City . They will change the way the federal government does business by providing intensive interagency technical assistance tailored to Fresno’s needs.