February 14, 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 excited for what’s on deck in 2023!

Fellows in the Field in 2022

City of Atlanta Partners with Faith Leadership to Close Gaps in Affordable Housing

Wesley Myrick (left) with City of Atlanta leaders, The Brookings Institution, and FUSE Board members John Legend and Eldrin L. Deas.

Wesley Myrick initiated neighborhood-specific interventions to prevent low-income residents from being pushed away from historic Black communities.

>>> Read about the work.

Two Counties in Texas Deploy Strategy for Equitable Vaccine Access

Jometra Hawkins and Jody McIntosh implemented a dynamic strategy in their counties to improve community trust and ensure vaccine access.

>>> Read about the work.

LA Rolls Out New Green Jobs Transition Strategy

Robert Zardeneta (right) with FUSE staff members, executive fellows, and alums.

Robert Zardeneta designed and implemented the strategy that creates direct pathways into climate resiliency careers.

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Milwaukee Centers Community in Climate Action Planning

Deneine Powell at a Climate Fast Forward 2022 panel.
Deneine Powell at a Climate Fast Forward 2022 panel.

Deneine Powell is finalizing a comprehensive Climate and Equity Plan for the City of Milwaukee. Community outreach and engagement have been a significant component of the plan and will be released in early 2023.

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Alumni Success in 2022

Wendy McCulley at the Fresno Unified State of Education Gala. Photo courtesy of the Fresno Unified School District.
Swati Chandra (left) talks with Ross Wilson, Angela Odoms-Young, and Senator Bill Frist on leveraging research and data to expand pilot programs and inform policy at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2022. USDA photo by Tom Witham.

Nashville knows firsthand the impactful work of FUSE Corps. Through our partnership with FUSE, we launched a new initiative that will strengthen out-of-school programming for Nashville students and give families a new resource to find activities in their area – a first for our city.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper

What’s Next for FUSE in 2023

As FUSE begins our second decade as an organization, hear from our CEO James Weinberg on his reflections on the last 10 years, the future of FUSE, and how you can support us on our mission to increase the capacity of local governments to engage communities, narrow racial disparities, and work more effectively for everyone.

We’re Recruiting for Spring 2023!

Interested in becoming a FUSE executive fellow? We are currently recruiting for 15 fellowship opportunities across Los Angeles, Durham, San José, New Orleans, and Seattle! Our Spring 2023 cohort begins in April 2023 for a 12-month duration. The deadline to submit applications is February 24.

If you are interested in our fellowship program but unable to start this spring, we also accept general applications as we look ahead to recruit for future cohorts. Subscribe to our recruiting newsletter and stay up-to-date on new opportunities.

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