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The St. Louis American

St. Louis Shows Promise for Bail Reform

“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


City of Oakland Welcomes Three FUSE Fellows

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.


Mayor Krewson Recruits FUSE Fellows to Advance Criminal Justice Reform

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 Awarded $250K to Pilot “Smart” Inhaler Program for Underserved Children in Los Angeles

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.


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

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