Posts By Alissa Black

EVENT 1/28 Civic Innovation, Can It Save Our Democracy?

Civic Innovation, Can It Save Our Democracy? Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. New America Foundation1899 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington DC, 20036 Civic innovation is a term that is being used to describe everything from grassroots movements to the shareable economy to open government. While some may argue that theRead… Read more »

Bring Code for America to Your Town in 2013!

Code for America’s Fellowship Program Join us for a Webinar on December 13 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: In Code for America’s first year we built more than 40 civic applications to help government provide services more openly and efficiently, and better engage with their constituents. But more importantly CodeRead… Read more »

March 1, 2011 – Last Chance to Be a 2012 Code for America City

March 1, 2011 is the last chance for local governments to apply for the 2012 Code for America City Program. The competitive program enables forward-thinking cities to solve a critical civic problem with technology and become leaders in the open government movement. Three to five cities selected to participate will partner with talent from theRead… Read more »

New Kind of Solution: Why Your City Should Code for America

We know that cities across the country are facing serious and significant challenges, and over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure to get to talk directly with city officials from across the country to get a sense of what exactly those challenges are. And the truth is they are facing very similar challenges andRead… Read more »

Code for America’s 2012 City Application Now Open.

Is your city facing a fiscal crisis? I imagine so. We are at a critical point where most local governments are not able to provide the same services they could just five years ago. And it’s not just a fiscal crisis; it’s also an identity crisis, as city residents change how they communicate, how theyRead… Read more »