Every year, 50+ cities and counties compete for a chance to enlist a team of civic hackers to build apps and tackle their toughest problems. Interested in the program?
The Fellowship is an 11-month program where cities collaborate with a team of talented researchers, designers and developers to build apps, inspire citizen engagement and increase capacity for city staff. Past apps have addressed economic development, healthcare, criminal justice, citizen engagement, transportation and more. Check out the fellowship experience:
Apps are just the beginning. Cities have released 1000+ open data sets, instituted progressive policies, created departments for innovation and found new ways to engage citizens and staff. Says Co-Director of Philadelphia’s MONUM Jeff Friedman, “The Fellows were like mysterious strangers that came into my city and taught us we had the magic in us all along.”
Applications open in January and close in March. Those partners committed to helping fellows through briefings and introductions to internal stakeholders are preferred. Those interested in co-developing app sustainability plans post-fellowship are also given preference. For more info email luke[at]codeforamerica.org, call 816.200.8925 or check out these resources: