News & Press
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, City Council members announce new fund to connect 50,000 households to internet
The city of San Jose and FUSE alum Dolan Beckel are helping to bridge the digital divide by providing 50,000 San Jose households with high-speed internet connections. Read the Full Article
Fresno's future depends on Fresno Unified School District. Its 74,000 students are the biggest part of our future workforce and with the support of major change agents like FUSE alum Wendy McCulley, are able to help students achieve success. Read the Full Article
"Most communities, particularly small ones, simply do not have sufficient numbers of individuals in public, private and civic positions with the knowledge and expertise to get deals done. ... We now need new federalist partnerships to bring promising intermediaries like FUSE Corps to full scale so that they can service thousands of communities that need the help." Read the Full Article
“Research has shown that bonds don’t stop [crimes] from happening, and we need to move away from that thinking. If you set high bonds and they lose their jobs and they lose their families, then you are creating conditions by which they will re-offend,” said FUSE fellow Wilford Pinkney, who is helping the city of St. Louis tackle bail reform Read the Full Article
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is bringing in three FUSE executive fellows, Patrice Berry, Timothy Guess and Marsha Murrington, to work on college affordability, inclusive economic development, and streamlining the permitting process in the city.
Two new executive fellows, Debbie Allen and Wilford Pinkney, have joined Mayor Lyda Krewson’s administration to work on initiatives aimed at advancing criminal justice reform in the City of St. Louis.
SmartAirLA, an initiative brought together with the help of two FUSE fellow alums Ray Cheung and Andrew Scott, is developing innovative Smart City solutions to improve the wellness of residents in Los Angeles.
FUSE fellow Barry Wilkins and Executive Director of Philadelphia's Office of Workforce Development Sheila Ireland are bringing together employers from the tech sector and potential staffers to help align job demand with workforce skills in technology. Read the Full Article
FUSE fellow Karen Doolittle and other speakers unveiled their findings on the lack of services for elderly residents in Long Beach and innovative new approaches to best serve their needs. Read the Full Article
Op-ed by FUSE fellow Parker Thomas talking about the need for creating excitement surrounding manufacturing at an early age to help fill the gap in skilled laborers for advanced manufacturers, and making the case for maker education. Read the Full Article