To enable local government to more effectively address the biggest challenges facing urban communities.



Saving Lives in San Francisco through Vision Zero

Ben Matranga was an investment officer with the Soros Economic Development Fund who became a 2014 FUSE Fellow to focus on a new, ambitious street safety initiative in his hometown.

Saving Lives in San Francisco through Vision Zero

Opening Doors to Meaningful Employment in San Francisco

Gusti Clark was a seasoned workforce development strategist who became a 2014 FUSE Fellow to continue pursuing her passion for enabling others to succeed.

Opening Doors to Meaningful Employment in San Francisco

Improving Livability in Los Angeles

Mark Thomas was a media sector entrepreneur and think tank executive from New York City who became a 2014 FUSE Fellow to pursue his passion for cities, ideas and public engagement in a new community.

Improving Livability in Los Angeles

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    “FUSE Corps is bringing talent into local government not just to find solutions to problems, but to facilitate culture change within public institutions. This is a model for civic innovation that is needed in communities across the country and is working.”
    Dena Trujillo, Director - Human Capital, Omidyar Network, and FUSE Corps Board Member

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    “FUSE Corps finds outstanding people to serve as Fellows and then they continue to deliver by preparing and supporting the Fellows during their service. The skill development and networking opportunities enabled through FUSE produced substantial dividends for our region.”
    Pete Furman, Chief of Staff to Former Mayor Chuck Reed, San Jose, CA

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    “After spending 13 years as an entrepreneur in the private sector, FUSE Corps gave me the opportunity to have a different kind of impact. I jumped into the public sector with an assignment at the California Department of Education and brought a new approach to their work on education technology. The training and coaching FUSE provided helped ensure my success.”
    Karen Holst, 2014-2015 FUSE Fellow

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    "FUSE Corps has figured out how to create an extraordinary fellowship program to address complex public management problems. After a successful inaugural year, the City of Los Angeles is excited to expand our partnership with FUSE Corps on a range of high priority projects."
    Robin Engel, Assistant City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles

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    “Our Fellows’ extensive private sector experience and strong business acumen have inspired me and other leaders within San Francisco to look at new approaches to solving long-standing challenges. We’ve achieved more on the projects than we thought possible and we look to our FUSE Fellows as valuable colleagues.”
    Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Mayor Edwin Lee, City and County of San Francisco, CA