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City of Oakland Welcomes Four FUSE Fellows to Advance Equitable Recovery and Resilience

The City of Oakland welcomes its first cohort of Equitable Recovery FUSE Fellows, a fully-funded partnership with FUSE Corps to bring in executive-level fellows for one-year projects that promote equitable recovery and resilience.

The New Localism

How Cities Should Get Ready for the Biden Stimulus

Bruce Katz of The New Localism outlines five steps to coordinate federal relief and recovery investments, citing FUSE Corps as a key opportunity for cities to recruit talent and deploy it locally to intensely focus on recovery. Read the Full Article


Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and FUSE Corps Welcome Atlanta’s First-Ever HIV Executive Fellow

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and FUSE Corps announced that Dr. Karterria Finkley will support the Bottoms' Administration's efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


City to Partner with FUSE Corps on Police-Community Relations, Workforce Development and Adult Diversion Programs

The Peduto Administration is partnering with the nonprofit FUSE Corps to host three researchers to work on community-police relations, job opportunities for students, and creating an adult diversion program to help keep residents from entering the criminal justice system.


How The Los Angeles Public Library Transformed Its Leadership Culture

Forbes interviews FUSE Corps fellow, Julie Lamba, who has built out the leadership development program for the Los Angeles Public Library. Read the Full Article

The Atlantic

A Different Kind of Civil-Service Organization

In his most recent article, James Fallows highlights FUSE as an example of an organization that “illustrates the creativity and energy with much of civic-level America in responding to a medical and economic emergency unprecedented in our lifetimes.” Read the Full Article

Impact Journey

A Human-Centered Approach to City Challenges

In Impact Journey with Julia Sherbakov, James Weinberg, CEO of FUSE Corps, shares his insights on making people the levers of change. Read the Full Article


NOPD unveils 6 goal strategic plan to make city one of the country’s safest

E. Aminata Brown, a FUSE alum who is serving as New Orleans Police Department's Chief Innovation Officer, is featured in this news story about creating the department's bold strategic plan to engage the community in tactics to reduce crime. Read the Full Article

St. Louis Post Dispatch

In new approach to policing, St. Louis cops get partners on patrol

FUSE alum Wilford Pinkney is featured in this story for his work to reform the criminal justice system in the City of St. Louis. Read the Full Article

Fox Channel 8

New Orleans City Leaders Gather to Figure Out a Way to Curb Juvenile Crime

FUSE executive advisor E. Aminata Brown is featured in this news story about gathering city leaders at an innovation lab to address juvenile crime. Read the Full Article

The Movement Project

We’re Painting the Picture in Reverse

Despite advising on the advanced mobility section of Minneapolis’s Transportation Action Plan, FUSE Fellow Danielle Elkins didn’t start with the shiny technology, but instead with the foundational transit infrastructure that previous generations invested in. Read the Full Article

Daily Republic

GO-Biz exec finds opportunity at Mare Island manufacturer

The Economic Development team from the State of CA and Vallejo FUSE alum Slater Matzke toured Mare Island as part of their Opportunity Zone prospectus in the City of Vallejo, California. Read the Full Article

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