Our vision

The world as we’d like to see it

Government can work for the people, by the people, in the digital age.

We believe government at all levels can and should work well for all people.

We use insights and ideas from real people to guide us to real solutions that break down barriers to meet community needs and improve government in meaningful ways.

Let’s make it work for everyone.

Our Mission

How we intend to make our vision real

Code for America works shoulder to shoulder with community organizations and government to build digital tools and services, change policies, and improve programs.

  1. Partnership
    We partner with government and community organizations with access to the resources and digital talent that can meaningfully impact some of the world’s toughest societal challenges.
  2. Empowerment
    We create change that empowers government and community organizations with the tools and skills to change people’s lives, especially those most in need.
  3. Transformation
    We connect and convene people from inside and outside government, and from all over the world to inspire each other, share successes, learn, build, and transform government systems.

Our values

Everything we do at Code for America is driven by our core values

Listen First

Empathy is at the core of our work. We know we don’t have all the answers. We listen carefully and try our best to understand and meet people where they are today.

Include Those Who’ve Been Excluded

We strive to reach people and communities who have been left out by leveraging our resources to create a more just and equitable world. We believe that we all do better when we all do better.

Act with Intention

We don’t hesitate to go after big, complex problems—and we build together with those who have been doing this work for decades. We find our way over obstacles, and we make it work.