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.
Slater Matzke is working with the City of Vallejo on a marketing and communication strategy to reboot the city’s economy. The success of Matzke's project has been contingent upon building smooth working collaborations within agencies and stakeholders. Given the complex nature of his project, here’s what he's learned about getting buy-in during his year-long fellowship.
What I’ve Learned About Building Meaningful Connections
Taking on complex projects can be intimidating. Where do you start? Some advice from a veteran problem-solver.
Eight Smart Ways to Tackle a Big Project
By Rob Henning
FUSE Fellow Dolan Beckel discusses how San Jose is tackling its digital inequality problem.
Addressing Digital Inequality in San Jose
Meeting of the MInds
By Dolan Beckel
“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