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.

Here's how:

  • 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.

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Amir Reavis-Bey: 2012 Fellow, New Orleans

Showing What’s Possible

Government partners

20 Alumni

10 Current


62 Alumni

29 Current

Apps Deployed


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.

Fellowship Details


Mobilizing Citizen Engagement

Total Brigades


72 US Brigades

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.

Brigade Details

Code for Boston meets regularly for hack nights and special events

Civic Startups

Civic startup StreetCred presents to 400+ civic tech influencers at Code for America's Summit

Creating a Civic Tech Ecosystem

Graduate companies

17 Accelerator

4 Incubator

Revenue positive


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.

Civic Startups Details

Peer Network

Connecting Civic Change Agents

Peer network
member cities


City attendees
at CfA Summit


New positions
& 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.

Peer Network Details

Code for America's 2013 Summit videos

Code for All

Code for America is expanding to become an International Movement

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.

International Details