On February 28 at 3:00 p.m. EST, the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD )Secretary Donovan and Assistant Secretary Poethig will host a Twitter town hall to launch the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship Program. The event will be streamed live on HUD’s website.
The Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech is pleased to be partnering with the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and Cleveland State University (CSU) for HUD’s SC2 Fellowship Program. Over the next few months, the GMF will manage the national selection process in search of a highly-skilled group of mid-career professionals who will work in the seven pilot cities for two years. In the coming months, MI and its partners will build the support network for the fellows and the host local governments through a series of workshops, webinars, and mentoring sessions. Underwriting for the fellowships is provided by a generous gift from the Rockefeller Foundation.
During the Twitter town hall, Secretary Donovan will provide more details about how you can apply for the SC2 Fellowship Program and be a part of this new generation of innovative leaders committed to public service. We will tweet about eligibility, timing, selection criteria, and other details you will want to know to apply. The event will be streamed live on HUD’s website. Twitter users will be able to ask questions in advance and during the Town Hall using the hashtag #AskSOHUD.
SC2 is about effective government and fostering the type of change that can positively impact communities. By creating long-lasting partnerships with local governments, philanthropies, academic institutions, business, and non-profits, we can help revitalize and strengthen America’s cities.