March 26, 2012

Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellowship Program Applications Due on Thursday March 30

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Earlier this month, HUD, the German Marshall Fund, and the White House Domestic Policy Council launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC 2) Fellowship Program.  Applications for the SC2 Fellowship are due on Thursday March 30th.

The SC2 fellowship is part of the SC2 Initiative which is a new and customized pilot initiative to spark economic growth in local communities while ensuring that federal funds are maximizing their impact at the local level. The five cities and region selected to participate in SC2 are critical to America’s prosperity and future economic growth, and are currently undergoing economic, demographic and urban planning changes.

  • Chester, PA
  • Detroit, MI
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Memphis, TN
  • The region of Cleveland, OH & Youngstown, OH

Who should apply?

SC 2 fellowship is open and looking for dynamic leaders and students

  •  Have 3-5 years of work experience, and preferably have graduate degrees;
  • Demonstrate a commitment and passion to public service.
  • Are able to make a 2 year commitment, and be willing to move to one of the seven pilot cities;
  • Have prior experience in areas ranging from housing and urban planning to finance and budgeting – and other areas that are critical to making cities work effectively.
  • Are problem solvers, critical thinkers and potential managers;
  • Have a proven track record of entrepreneurship or social entrepreneurship, ability to work through bureaucracies to achieve results;
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve complex challenges and work with multiple stakeholders;
  • Have the capacity and willingness to work independently or with a team.

You can find an applications for the SC2 Fellowship Program at the German Marshall Fund’s webpage, www.gmfus.org/sc2 or at our webpage http://www.huduser.org/portal/fellowship/placepilot.html

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