Use your skills to address pressing local challenges

The FUSE Fellowship is a unique opportunity to leverage your professional background to solve crucial community problems. Each carefully crafted fellowship focuses on achieving lasting impact and exposing local government to innovative approaches. FUSE Fellows inspire communities throughout the country to reimagine what is possible in community based problem solving.

Join a network of civic entrepreneurs

FUSE Fellows have access to an extensive network of leaders from the public, private and social sectors to support them in achieving their ambitious project goals. FUSE alumni, board members, partners and advisors are all available to help Fellows as they pursue innovative cross-sector solutions. Each Fellow is also paired one-on-one with an experienced executive coach and a "host champion" within local government. In addition, FUSE Fellows participate in an elite leadership training program that was developed in partnership with McKinsey & Company, Stanford Institute of Design (d. school) and Harvard Kennedy School.

Take the Next Step

Learn more about the FUSE Fellowship program and fill out our general application form. FUSE Fellows are mid-career professionals with 15+ years of private sector experience who are looking to transition their careers for greater social impact. They are data-driven, results-oriented individuals with strong track records of collaboration, success in setting and achieving goals, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and creative resourcefulness in overcoming obstacles. Upon completing the 12-month FUSE Fellowship, most Fellows continue to work in leadership roles in civic innovation. They also become part of robust alumni community of experienced civic entrepreneurs.

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