News & Press


One City’s Path to Smart City Leadership

The City of San Jose has an ambitious goal of being America's most innovative city by 2020. With the leadership help of three FUSE fellows, this goal is within reach. Read the Full Article

Denver Gov

About Denver Moves: Transit Plan

FUSE fellow Chris Dishno is working with the city of Denver to improve the quality and convenience of public transportation for their rapidly growing population. Read the Full Article

Can City Government Use the Tech Community to Lift Philadelphians Out of Poverty?

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


Long Beach Releases Report On Senior Care, Provides Hopeful Vision for the Future

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


Commentary: Focus on Advanced Manufacturing

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


Calif. Cities Should Look to This S.F. Affordable Housing Finance Model

FUSE alum Rebecca Foster offers smart, useful strategies on how to use public, private, and philanthropic capital to unlock new funding streams. Read the Full Article


Expanding Support for Immigrant Angelenos

With the New Americans Initiative, immigrants can use resources in the Los Angeles public libraries to get through the citizen application process.

CBS News Sacramento

Program Helps Connect At-Risk Kids With A Better Path

CBS News Sacramento affiliate covers two FUSE fellowships in Stockton. Read the Full Article

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Cross-Sector Leadership: FUSE Fellow Siobhan Foley

FUSE Executive Fellow Siobhan Foley is profiled in the winter issue of SSIR, covering her work with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Climate Action Plan. Read the Full Article

Industry Week

How to Create a ‘Maker’ Workforce

Interview with FUSE Executive Fellow Parker Thomas about his fellowship to develop a new maker education curriculum for the city’s middle schools. Read the Full Article

Think Silicon Valley

Inspiring the Next Generation of Makers

Meet Parker Thomas, Fremont’s new FUSE Corps Executive Fellow, who will be spending the next 365 days forging the path for Fremont to become a Maker City. Parker will be collaborating with the City, the Fremont Unified School District, students, teachers, and local companies to create a Maker Education program for Fremont’s middle schools. Read the Full Article

WhereNext Magazine

The Public Sector Borrows Business Practices for Efficiency, Greater Good

FUSE Executive Fellow Niles Friedman is interviewed about setting up an Innovation Office at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), home to CalFresh, WIC, and many other public programs, enabling the agency to experiment with technologies like GIS and location intelligence and encourage collaboration across the entire organization to reach those in need. Read the Full Article

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