Who We Are
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century.
We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.
- We encourage and empower residents to take an active role in their community.
- We facilitate collaboration between government staff and foster forward-thinking approaches to solving city problems.
- We support civic-minded entrepreneurs and startups.
Showing What’s Possible
The Fellowship is Code for America’s best known program and consists of a one year residency placing developers, designers, and researchers within local governments. Over the course of the program, Fellows and local governments to work together to build apps, foster new approaches to problem solving, and tackle social issues that have a significant impact on the community.
Mobilizing Citizen Engagement
Total Captain Led Brigades
US Captain Led Brigades
The Code for America Brigade program is an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.
Creating a Civic Tech Ecosystem
The Civic Startups program offers entrepreneurs mentorship in navigating the government procurement process and building sustainable businesses. Teams contribute to an emerging civic tech ecosystem where competition breeds innovation, governments get value for dollar, and most importantly, citizen needs are met.
Connecting Civic Change Agents
at CfA Summit
& policy changes
The Peer Network is where government officials and public servants connect to share civic tech resources, best practices, and open data policies. Through regular trainings, events and discussions, civic innovators are changing governments from within.
Code for All
Scaling the Model Internationally
Code for All is an international network of civic innovators who are helping to transform their own communities by using technology to improve government and foster citizen engagement. We are teaching and learning from each other, sharing insights and tools, and making sure that all of our work is better because we are connected.