Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) was a program of the White House and Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2012 to 2014, with major support from The Rockefeller Foundation. First announced in 2011, the program had several key components, including a Community Solutions Team approach that combined federal and local expertise; an economic challenge grant program; a national resource network, and–the focus of this website–an urban fellowship program. The SC2 National Resource Network lives on as the repository for existing and growing information on enhancing the strength, fairness, and health of cities. Download the final SC2 report here.
Detroit Revitalization Fellows (DRF) is a program of Wayne State University, with sponsorship from many funders, including Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Knight Foundation. For information on the current cohort or next deadline for applying to the 2016-2018 cohort, visit the program here.
Capital City Fellows (CCF) is a program of the Mayor’s Office in Washington, D.C. A mayoral initiative, it attracts recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. For more information, see the city’s CCF website here.
Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence (CUREx) at the University of Pennsylvania, was funded from 2003 to 2006 by the Knight Foundation. For more information about lessons learned through CUREx, download the Knight Foundation final report here.