Why I Code for America

Richa Agarwal
2013 Fellow

Co-creator of

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Citizens have the power to help their cities.

We’re collaborating with New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, DC, Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, San Diego, Lexington, Denver, Maine, Arlington, Twin Cities, Sacramento, Houston, Hampton Roads, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Grand Rapids, Asheville, Durham, Cary, Burlington, Salt Lake City, Tulsa, Anchorage, Miami, Raleigh, Las Vegas, South Bend, Kansas City, International, and more.

What’s Happening

Software Developers



Fellowship: Ready to spend a year in civic service?

Code for America’s Fellowship is a one-year paid fellowship program where cutting-edge developers, designers and urbanists are embedded in US cities to solve civic problems using technology. Fellows in past years have built apps that support citizen engagement, criminal justice and public health. Applications for the 2015 Fellowship will open in March 2014. Find out more.

Current fellows & alumni fellows.

Civic Startups: Are you a founder? Government needs options.

Code for America’s Accelerator is an annual 4-month program bringing funding, support, and mentorship to early-stage technology businesses that serve local governments.

The Opportunity
Accelerator & Incubator