FUSE is a national nonprofit that partners with local government to help urban communities thrive. We work with cities and counties on a range of issues, including economic and workforce development, healthcare, public safety, climate change, and education.

Our approach centers around an executive fellowship program. We work closely with our government partners to design yearlong strategic projects, recruit experienced leaders to take on those challenges, and provide the ongoing support to help executive fellows achieve their full potential for community impact.

By helping to craft new policy, roll out new public services, and improve existing programs, we allow governments to work better for the people they serve.

Since 2012, FUSE has placed more than 160 executive fellows in over 100 local government agencies throughout the country. More than 50 percent of alumni have continued to work in roles in civic leadership after their fellowships, and 90 percent of our partner government agencies have returned each year with requests to host additional executive fellows.