Code for America partners with 8-10 local governments each year to develop innovative digital approaches to delivering key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice.Enlist the Fellows
Each year we invite 24-30 experienced technologists who want to apply their skills for the public good into the fellowship program. The fellows enter a year-long partnership with a local government to develop digital tools that help governments deliver key services.Become a Fellow
Code for America helped the City of Mesa increase the city’s capacity to approach tough issues and find ways to better engage and serve residents. CfA has helped prove that lean, iterative, data-driven approaches to building technology and user-centered design can make government work better.
MAYOR SCOTT SMITH, MESA, AZ
The Fellowship program sends teams of experienced technologists into local governments across the country to work full-time for a year in partnership with government officials. The fellows apply 21st Century Government Practices to important problems.
Over the course of the project period, the fellows immerse themselves in the community, researching user needs, meeting with stakeholders, proposing solutions, and collaborating with the government to build technology using an iterative, user-centered, and data-driven approach.
While the product of the Fellowship is typically an early stage application that improves the delivery of a government service or function, the process acts as a vehicle for driving cultural and structural change inside of government — encouraging innovation, improving tolerance for risk, and increasing the organizations capacity for transparency and engagement.
Each year Code for America selects 8-10 local government partners from across the country and 24-30 fellows for the program through a competitive application process. Our work is focused in 3 key areas:
Health and social services delivered with dignity, by default.
Delivering core economic development services, promoting inclusive economic opportunities.
Safety & Justice
Building a fairer, more effective, and more data-driven justice system.
Our 2015 Government Partners
Our 2015 Class of Fellows
Meet the 24 fellows who have committed a year to public service, using their skills for good. Want to join this list next year?
Meet our Previous Fellows
RecordTrac makes public records requests friendlier for the public and easier for governments to manage.
BlightStatus offers residents up-to-date information on the status of underutilized properties in their community.
CourtBot is a texting app that allows residents to pay traffic tickets or get reminders about their court dates.