Creating a Safer Community Through Comprehensive Violence Prevention
In May 2014, the Long Beach City Council adopted Safe Long Beach, a comprehensive violence prevention plan combining elements of My Brother’s Keeper and other youth development programs. FUSE Fellow Veronica Njodinizeh helped the Office of the City Manager to develop an action plan to accomplish the initiative’s goals in... Read more
Creating an Integrated Approach to Addressing Homelessness
On any given day, approximately 2,300 people experience homelessness in the City of Long Beach. The City’s Department of Health and Human Services leads the Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC), which administers housing and support services. FUSE Fellow Sharon Meron worked with the city and the CoC to design... Read more
Ensuring Digital Access and Inclusion for All Communities
Although San Jose currently has a 90 percent connectivity rate among all residents, that number drops to just 70 percent among low-income residents. In an effort to identify digital needs and ensure that all residents have access to affordable online services, the city partnered with FUSE Executive Fellow Dolan Beckel... Read more
Promoting Collaborative Police Reform
Following a spate of controversial public safety incidents, Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials called on the Department of Justice’s office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to assess the SFPD and provide a roadmap for improvement. In October of 2016, COPS released its report introducing the launch of... Read more
Financing Seawall Fortifications to Protect San Francisco
The Port of San Francisco has the responsibility of maintaining more than seven miles of waterfront along the City of San Francisco, including the three-mile seawall that protects this vital area. With significant vulnerabilities, including seismic weaknesses, the seawall requires a comprehensive redevelopment plan. FUSE Executive Fellow Keven Brough worked... Read more