Code for America is a 501(c)3 non-profit that envisions a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st century.

Our programs change how we participate in government by:

  • Connecting citizens and governments to design better services,
  • Encouraging low-risk settings for innovation; and,
  • Supporting a competitive civic tech marketplace.

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Who do we work with?

Local governments are changing. Forward-thinking municipalities are embracing technology to make our cities better for everyone. Innovative government staff are sharing resources, best practices, and collaborating on common problems. Code for America provides a broad range of resources, programs and services to support and advance civic innovation.

Code for Durham
Code for Durham
Code for Durham


Can I participate in the Brigade if I’m not technical?

Yes! Brigades need leaders and members with all types of skillsets. Some ways non-technical folks participate include storytelling, community organizing, advising on projects as a subject matter experts, planning events, writing copy, and more.

Should I bring a laptop to the meetups?

Yes Please! If you don't have access to a tablet or laptop, no problem at all. We will share!

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