The Center for Urban Innovation is staffed with academic and practitioner talent, but relies primarily on the work done with faculty affiliates. Grants and contract work helps support the research agenda as well as the students and scholars engaged in the research. The Center manages the Marvin Andrews Fellows, each of whom works with the Center on applied research projects, as well as with our partners at the Alliance for Innovation. In addition, the Center manages the California Fellows program. This program operates from our Santa Monica (CA) office. The fellow works with the Marvin Andrews Fellows in a limited capacity on research, while also working in the city manager offices of one of the numerous cities in the Southern California region.