Lauren ReidSenior Public Affairs Manager

Lauren Reid (Senior Public Affairs Manager) is a ardent servant of democracy-in-action whether it be on strike lines or online. She hosts a solid background in non-profit communications and has worked on various local and national campaigns blending new and traditional mediums. Lauren joined CfA in 2011. Previously, she spent several years amplifying the voice of registered nurses as a member of the California Nurses Association (CNA) communications team. Before that, Lauren served in the art department of San Francisco magazine and facilitated communications at ACLU of Northern California. Lauren, often found Canon in-hand, is a self-proclaimed documentarian of democracy. She holds degrees in Visual Communication/Photojournalism and English from the University of Miami.

Posts by Lauren

Hacking Civic Engagement Through Design

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It all started with a tweet: @sf311 GG Park sprinklers on full blast this AM; ground already soaked & mud starting from heavy fog – very wasteful, anything you can do? Earlier this year, in September, CfA’s Cyd Harrell gave …

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Wall Street to Main Street.

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Meet Amir. Amir was a 2012 CfA Fellow who left the world of Wall Street to serve the City of New Orleans for a year. During the 2012 Fellowship Amir and his teammates worked with the City and the community …

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#LibertyBell

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In celebration of our nation’s birthday, we offer you this 2.0 take on the Liberty Bell. What is this? Two of the 2012 fellows, Prashant Singh and Nick Dorion, did a bit of hardware and software hacking to make a …

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Founding Women

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Today, as many of you know, is International Women’s Day. Here at Code for America there are many impressive women to behold. And I have the privilege of working with them everyday. So on this day, I want to take a …

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Why Code Across America?

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This weekend, in 22 communities throughout country, hundreds of passionate citizens are coming together to Code Across America. “I’m coding for America because I want to radically alter the relationship between citizens and government.” – Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom “I …

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We’re #71.

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Code for America has been named by The Global Journal as one of the Top 100 NGOs of 2013. The NGOs were selected on the criteria of impact, innovation, and sustainability, and were selected from around the globe — 27 different …

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Brigade Spotlight: AMA with Noel and Hannah

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In December 2012, the Brigade added two new members to staff: Noel Hidalgo and Hannah Young. Noel joins us as the Program Manager for New York City and Hannah as the Program Coordinator across the entire Brigade program. As we …

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Castles in the Sky

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Meet Jesse Bounds. From Wall Street to 9th Street Jesse has literally climbed mountains (and one glacier) in search of more meaningful work. A search that led him here to 155 9th Street, home to staff and fellows of Code …

Summer Rejuvenation

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The interns have arrived. They’re full of energy and enthusiasm - and great ideas. During their first week we told them all about Code for America, and they told us about their adventures making their way out to San Francisco. It seems …

Charles “Chic” Naumer: Technology for Do-Gooders

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This post is part of an ongoing series about civic startups. What’s a civic startup? Find out. Code for America recently launched a civic startup accelerator to help promote and “turbo charge” civic startups. We’re accepting applications for the accelerator …