The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is a collaboration among Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Its mission is to inspire and strengthen city leaders, as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative cities.
During the summer, Harvard graduate students serve as fellows in select cities. Students have the opportunity to work onsite in city governments throughout the country on specific projects of importance to participating mayors.
In 2018, Grand Rapids was chosen to receive a Bloomberg-Harvard Fellow to work on equitable economic development initiatives.