Urban fellowship programs are an emerging model for connecting dedicated people to cities that need them most. This site explores how to define, support, and improve urban fellowships so they can contribute to making cities more vibrant and resilient.
In November 2014, representatives of four urban fellowship programs met at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. to exchange ideas and lessons. The programs represented were
Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2), a program of the White House and Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2012 to 2014, with major support from The Rockefeller Foundation
Detroit Revitalization Fellows (DRF), a program of Wayne State University, with sponsorship from many funders, including Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and Knight Foundation
Capital City Fellows (CCF), a program of the Mayor’s Office in Washington, D.C.
Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence (CUREx) at the University of Pennsylvania, funded from 2003 to 2006 by Knight Foundation.