News & Press


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.


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.


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.


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


Executing Citywide Workforce Strategy in Philadelphia

FUSE Fellow Barry Wilkins will be focused on reaching out to stakeholders and especially to employers to understand their challenges and get their buy-in for participation in the workforce development strategy.


The NOPD Introduces New Fuse Fellow E. Aminata Brown

The New Orleans Police Department interviews FUSE Executive Fellow E. Aminata Brown about the importance of her work for the community.

Planning Report

Modernizing Real Estate Procurement Process

Q&A with FUSE Executive Fellow Mark Thomas about his work with the City of Los Angeles and the O-Team. Read the Full Article

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