FUSE partners with local governments to tackle some of society’s most important challenges.
Through our executive fellowship program, we work with cities across a range of issue areas, including health, public safety, economic and workforce development, climate change, equity, and education.
How does a one-year fellowship provide enough time to tackle complex, ambitious projects? It's all in the magic formula.
Why One Year Is Enough
FUSE Fellow Mark Thomas devised a plan to clean up the city’s neighborhoods through modernized, data-driven approaches.
Cleaning Up the Streets of Los Angeles
Mixing It Up: Business-World Tactics In Government
“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
“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
"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, Former Assistant City Administrative Officer, City of Los Angeles
“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