Create a Mayoral Innovation Fellows program

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(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #1

Since 1968, NYC Urban Fellows program has been great a catalyst introducing America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service. Both the Presidential Innovation Fellowship and the Code for America Fellowship program have proven to usher in innovation in technology, and NYC needs a fellowship program dedicated to such ideals.

This proposed Mayoral Innovation Fellows (MIF) program would be an expansion of the current Urban Fellows program to pair top innovators from the private sector, nonprofits, and academia with top innovators in New York City government. This program would create 9 - 13 months “tours of duty.” Like other innovation fellowship programs, programs would focus on developing solutions that can save lives, save taxpayer money, and fuel job creation.