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This episode of the Super Cities podcast takes a deep dive with FUSE fellow Patrice Berry and fellow alum Jason Weiner on Oakland's cradle-to-career approach, college affordability at the Stockton Scholar's initiative, and community-based leadership. Read the Full Article
Long Beach FUSE fellow Daniel Han is interviewed about leading a workshop to help small businesses, particularly minority-owned, find access to capital. Read the Full Article
"It benefits government to bring policy subject matter experts from the private sector to the table when crafting new policy. This matches experts with issues and solves problems quickly. Private-public partnerships like Fuse Corps, a national nonprofit that partners technologists with local governments on urban challenges, is a great example of this kind of collaboration." Read the Full Article
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.