FUSE Blog

Dedicating a Year to Public Service

July 16, 2019
What made these talented professionals switch gears and work with civic organizations?… Continued

How Innovative Government Agencies Use Data to Better Serve Their Communities

May 21, 2019
Sharing innovative insights from San Francisco, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh. … Continued

How Three Government Agencies Are Helping Underserved Communities

February 4, 2019
Helping better serve their most vulnerable residents.… Continued

What It Takes to Lead Transformational Change

January 24, 2019
It takes the right combination of leadership styles and a diverse set of skills.… Continued

How to Design for Catalytic Change in Government

December 5, 2018
What it takes to create a high-impact project that will drive change.… Continued

The Lasting Impact of a FUSE Project

November 7, 2018
Culture change, collective learning, and catalyzing new ways of thinking are a few of the intangible yet valuable outcomes of our fellowship program.… Continued

Why I Chose a Year of Public Service

November 6, 2018
"I could not pass up the opportunity to play a critical role in facilitating change that is so important." … Continued

Increasing Financial Aid Access to Make College More Affordable

August 23, 2018
A bad "customer experience" should not be a barrier to getting a college degree.… Continued

A Tale of Two Maker Cities: What One Silicon Valley City Learned from a Trip to Pittsburgh

August 16, 2018
FUSE fellow Parker Thomas is bringing the maker education lessons he learned while visiting schools and libraries in Pittsburgh to Fremont.… Continued

The Promise of Higher Education for Stockton Youth

January 31, 2018
A $20 million grant is the first step to help get Stockton youth to college.… Continued

Meeting of the Minds: What They Learned

January 10, 2018
Five strategic ways to tackle the most complex challenges.… Continued

Transparency: That’s the Key to Equitable Government

November 8, 2017
The San Francisco Ethics Commission was established to … Continued

The Challenges and Opportunities of Driving Innovative Change

October 26, 2017
It all comes down to people skills. … Continued

Why I Became a FUSE Fellow

October 25, 2017
To make a difference in the lives of others.… Continued

Building Trust Through Transparency

September 22, 2017
Be tactful, democratic, and consistent.… Continued

How to Add Value to Your Team

July 28, 2017
Getting buy-in when you're new to a team.… Continued

Why One Year Is Enough

July 19, 2017
Meaningful improvements can happen in just one year.… Continued

What I’ve Learned About Building Meaningful Connections

June 27, 2017
Hint: Check your ego at the door.… Continued

Eight Smart Ways to Tackle a Big Project

May 23, 2017
A playbook for getting unstuck. … Continued

Furthering California’s Data Efforts

October 14, 2016
When government data are freely available for everyone to use and republish as they wish, they can drive social change.… Continued

FUSE Fellows at CGI America: A Unique Opportunity

July 20, 2016
"Our efforts to support the immigrant communities of Los Angeles, whether from the perspective of an entrepreneur or a naturalizing citizen, are also happening in similar ways in communities across the country."… Continued

Helping San Francisco Youth Succeed in STEM Fields

July 6, 2016
"I realized that all the work I was doing wasn’t just about getting a good return on investment or reaching a certain metric. It was about helping these youth achieve their dreams."… Continued

How to Build an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

April 5, 2016
Civic innovators from three sectors share tools and tips.… Continued

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Fellow

September 9, 2012
Working hand-in-hand providing strategic support and helping to implement this program, Jeremy is at a grass roots level, seeing first-hand how a local government can begin to change the way corporations reach out and...… Continued