The basics

Can't find a Brigade in your community? To start your own you will need three things:

A core team

Brigades with a diverse team of leaders are more sustainable and more effective than groups with just one leader. Read about building a core team.

A government partner

Collaborating with government is the central tenet of Code for America’s theory of change, so building strong relationships with government partners is key to building a strong Brigade. Read about government partners.

The code of conduct

An enforceable Code of Conduct is important in ensuring that your Brigade’s activities, events, and digital forums provide safe environments that allow for participation from a diverse set of people. Our Code of Conduct applies to all our activities, events, and digital forums. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Use our code for conduct.

Additional resources

Here are some additional resources to help you get started:

We want to hear from you

If you are ready to start a Brigade, we'd love to hear from you. Please fill out this form and we will reach out.