Blogs

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Restorative Justice for Youth: Transforming Lives and Communities

In Travis County, Texas, a groundbreaking approach to youth justice is transforming lives and communities. Led by District Attorney José Garza, this initiative marks a significant shift from punitive measures to a focus on healing and restoration. The journey began in late 2021 when Travis County partnered with FUSE, a national nonprofit, to design an … Continued

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Savannah’s Innovative Approach to Mobility and Housing Equity

The SMART project in Chatham County enhances community resilience by improving transportation connectivity in historically disadvantaged areas. Chatham County is partnering with FUSE to address gaps in transportation, homelessness, and affordable housing, aiming to improve microtransit policy development in the region through collaboration with Chatham Area Transit (CAT), academic institutions, and industry experts. In this … Continued

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Reviving History and Building Resilience in Jackson

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s crucial to reflect not only on the challenges Black communities have faced but also on the resilience and innovation demonstrated in the face of adversity. In Jackson, Mississippi, a historic district once known as Black Wall Street or the Black Mecca in the 1970s, the Farish Street Historic … Continued

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Prioritizing Anti-Displacement Through Affordable Housing

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Hala Farid (2021–23) worked with the Austin Housing and Planning Department (HPD), now the City of Austin Housing Department, to promote partnerships and strategies that increase the number of affordable housing units in the city. She supported community-led anti-displacement strategies and programs that center racial equity, encourage asset building, and … Continued

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When Innovation Meets Resilience: Welcome FUSE’s Fall 2023 Cohort!

FUSE is thrilled to welcome our Fall 2023 Cohort! Our latest cohort comprises 27 Executive Fellows working in 21 Cities and Counties spread across 16 states over the next 12 months. Meet the Executive Fellows, see what regions they’ll work in, and learn more about the projects below! We are proud to work again with … Continued

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Creating Resilience in Communities for a More Sustainable Future

These 13 Fall 2023 Executive Fellows are ready to support Cities and Counties in Ohio, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah to build resilient programs, systems, and infrastructures for a more sustainable future for all! Meet the rest of our Fall 2023 Cohort here >> Nikki Vandivort — Cincinnati, OH FUSE Project: Renewable … Continued