Implementing Innovation in the Public Sector: San Francisco's Empowered Communities Program

This e-case examines the design and implementation of San Francisco's Empowered Communities Program (ECP), a resilience-building initiative developed by the City of San Francisco's Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN). The case study provides a specific example of the challenges public managers may face – and solutions they may attempt –as they formulate programs to address complex public problems. This case study will serve as a valuable resource for faculty teaching courses in program management and trainers in the field with a particular focus on innovative programs. The e-case also provides students and practitioners with the opportunity to grapple with challenges uniquely tied to innovative program design and impleme... Continue reading