Elsewhere you’d be given a product to market, or maybe even a brand. You’d be given goals like tailoring messaging for an audience segment, optimizing a landing page, or increasing market share…Continue
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In 2013, Code for America’s Fellows in San Mateo County were assigned the rather lofty mission of reducing hunger in in the County. (In fact, the project’s initial name was “Bytes to Bites.”)
In the course of their research, they observed that many of the social services available (not just food pantries — but child care, legal counsel, various other programs that served the fundamental needs of the community) were not easy to find information about. They observed that everyone…Continue
This year, the Long Beach Fellowship team is tackling a high-impact domain: health.
Health is one of the areas that governments have of a deep, direct human impact. It’s pretty obvious when your metrics includes things like infant mortality and premature deaths.
Having been a Fellow in 2013, and with most of my work experience in the health…Continue
Starting now. We’re accepting applications for our 2014 Civic Startup Accelerator. This is the third class of civic minded startups and entrepreneurs we’re looking to help launch to the next level. Over that past two years, we’ve seen a lot of growth in the civic technology space — it’s an exciting time to bee in civic tech. In fact, the Knight Foundation…Continue
Code for America believes that a healthy democracy is one in which government continuously strives to better serve the needs of the community, and the community enthusiastically and proactively collaborates with government to improve their city.
Fundamental to this collaboration is a strong bond of trust between government and the community it serves: trust that government works for the benefit of each and every person, and trust that residents will do their…Continue