We the people

Code for America is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st century.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps residents and governments harness technology to solve community problems.

Here's how:

  • We encourage and empower residents to take an active role in their community.
  • We facilitate collaboration between government staff and foster forward-thinking approaches to solving city problems.
  • We support civic-minded entrepreneurs and startups.

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Amir Reavis-Bey: 2012 Fellow, New Orleans

Showing What’s Possible

Government partners

20 Alumni

10 Incoming


62 Alumni

30 Incoming

Apps Deployed


The Fellowship is Code for America’s best known program and consists of a one year residency placing developers, designers, and researchers within local governments. Over the course of the program, fellows and government partners build apps, inspire new thinking amongst public servants, and tackle some of our country’s toughest problems.

Fellowship Details


Mobilizing Citizen Engagement


56 TL

18 New

Apps redeployed


New data portals


The Brigade network is an ongoing effort to deploy, maintain and sustain civic technology and open data infrastructures. Each Brigade is comprised of local volunteers and government employees who connect for regular hack nights, discussions, and app development.

Brigade Details

Code for Boston meets regularly for hack nights and special events

Civic Startups

Civic startup StreetCred presents to 400+ civic tech influencers at Code for America's Summit

Creating a Civic Tech Ecosystem

Graduate companies

12 Accelerator

3 Incubator

Revenue positive


The Civic Startups program offers entrepreneurs mentorship in navigating the government procurement process and building sustainable businesses. Teams contribute to an emerging civic tech ecosystem where competition breeds innovation, governments get value for dollar, and most importantly, citizen needs are met.

Civic Startups Details

Peer Network

Connecting Civic Change Agents

Peer network
member cities


City attendees
at CfA Summit


New positions
& policy changes


The Peer Network is where government officials and public servants connect to share civic tech resources, best practices, and open data policies. Through regular trainings, events and discussions, civic innovators are changing governments from within.

Peer Network Details

Code for America's 2013 Summit videos

Code for All

Code for America is expanding to become an International Movement

Scaling the Model Internationally





In 2013, Code for America’s programs expanded to drive change in governments internationally. Lessons from the Fellowship, Brigade, and Peer Network are being shared with local governments across the globe.

International Details