FUSE is a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing the capacity of local governments to engage communities, advance racial equity, and work more effectively for everyone.
The FUSE Model centers around a one-year full-time public service role in city or county government and includes three primary phases from start to finish.
FUSE Executive Fellows and Alumni are experienced leaders committed to advancing equity through action-oriented partnerships with government agencies.
The FUSE team and board of directors are committed to driving equitable change locally and nationally.
The power of government. The experience of community. The impact of new ideas. Together we can build better systems
Thanks to the generous support and close partnerships of our funders and supporters, we have been able to deepen our impact on issues that matter the most to communities and the government agencies that serve them.
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Through strategic collaboration, these initiatives harness innovative solutions and practices to bridge gaps in healthcare access.
Expanding access to affordable health care and mental health resources to improve key indicators of community health.
Enhancing public safety and reform of criminal justice by changing policing, 911 dispatching, bail, sentencing, probation, reentry.
Improving options for childcare, early education, STEM, out-of-school-time, and post-secondary enrollment and affordability.
Building new infrastructure, disaster resilience, renewable energy, green economy jobs, and plans to reduce emissions.
Addressing issues of homelessness, housing insecurity, gentrification, and the need to preserve and build more affordable housing.
Increasing the number of living-wage jobs and preparing for the future of work through expanded job training.