Medical Science Laboratory: Portrait of Beautiful Black Scientist Looking Under Microscope Does Analysis of Test Sample. Ambitious Young Biotechnology Specialist, working with Advanced Equipment
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Reimagining Lab Operations for Improved Patient Care

As a FUSE executive fellow, Mala Nanda (2016-18) worked with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) to help integrate its laboratory services and increase the efficiency of the lab system to ensure the highest quality of patient care throughout the network. She implemented an enterprise-first approach to evaluate clinical test operations and … Continued

Los Angeles FUSE executive fellows, alums, and staff.
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2022 Recap + What’s Next in 2023

2022 was another big year of impact for FUSE and our government partners. We celebrated our 10-year anniversary in 2022 and we’ve rounded up highlights from the year to celebrate the successes, wins, and accomplishments of our alums and fellows. Congratulations to our partners, alums, fellows, and staff for a remarkable year, and we are … Continued

Aerial view of a residential neighborhood in Hawthorne, in Los Angeles, CA
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Investing in Affordable Housing and Preservation

As a FUSE executive fellow, Dr. Frederick White (2016-17) worked with the City of Los Angeles Office of the Chief Administrative Officer to explore innovative financing vehicles that can expand opportunities for development and help incorporate those models into a long-term housing strategy for the City. He developed a series of recommendations to expand the … Continued

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Are you ready to make a difference this year?

As a FUSE executive fellow, you will be working directly with local government executives on one of six identified priorities by the city or county: jobs, housing, education, health, climate, or justice. Learn more about the spring opportunities by registering for one of our upcoming LIVE Lunch & Learn events.

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Homeless Youth Awareness Month: Spotlighting Austin and King County

At least 4.2 million youths experience homelessness in the U.S. in a year. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in housing costs, addressing the homelessness crisis has become a top priority for many cities and counties. Currently, 15 FUSE executive fellows are on the ground across the country working on … Continued

The Fall 2022 Cohort During Orientation
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Meet the Fall 2022 Cohort: Connecting Their Passion and Purpose To Actionable Change

The Fall 2022 Cohort is excited to connect their passion and purpose to actionable change through their FUSE fellowships. We asked them, “What inspired you about the FUSE fellowship and what do you hope to achieve through your project?” DeWayne Bright, Sr. — Kansas City, Kansas FUSE Project: Economic Sustainability Through Affordable Housing I was … Continued

Summer 2022 Cohort During Orientation
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Summer 2022 Cohort On Helping Communities Achieve Equity

Kristin Vogel — Milwaukee, WI FUSE Project: Implementing a Framework to Advance Racial Equity in Milwaukee County I am inspired by Milwaukee County’s strategic plan commitment and action toward addressing racial inequities to enable the County to become the healthiest in Wisconsin. Through the FUSE fellowship, I aim to be additive to the good work … Continued

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Moving Beyond Traditional Economic Development

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Daniel Han (2018-19) worked with the City of Long Beach Economic Development Department to provide access to inclusive capital to minority- and women-owned small businesses in low-income communities. He created a comprehensive guide that lists local responsible, affordable, inclusive lenders (RAIL) lenders, their respective loan programs, and the potential advantages … Continued

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Spring 2022 Executive Fellows On Impacting Underserved Communities

L’eon Romanazzi – Kansas City, Missouri I was intrigued by the opportunity to put my skills to the test helping limited/low-income families have access to the same opportunities as those with access to greater income. During this year, I hope to create a space where industry experts can work together to form a continuum (from … Continued

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Increasing Economic Opportunities Through a Human-Centered Lens

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Autumn McDonald (2015-16) worked with the San Francisco Office of the Mayor to help lead a women’s economic empowerment agenda, which included shaping policies and public-private initiatives, as well as designing the Bay Area Women’s Empowerment and Opportunity Summit. The event convened leaders to focus on solutions that would increase … Continued