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“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
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
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 affiliate covers two FUSE fellowships in Stockton. Read the Full Article